Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal hosts Colorado Thursday night in effort to get in the win column

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On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Not enough offense as you stated in the headline of your article that the Cal Bears (11-16) were stopped cold in their game in Seattle against the Washington Huskies (13-15)

#2 You always hope at least three people can shoot for double figures but Cal only had one player do that that was Matt Bradley who finished with 14

#3 For the Huskies they were draining shots all first half ending up with 43 points and sinking Cal to just only 26 points a clear indication of what was to come for the rest of the game

#4 The second half didn’t prove any more inspirational as Cal was spiraling again with only 26 points and the Huskies came up strong again with a 44 point second half.

#5 The Colorado Buffaloes (21-7) who have won three of their last five games but lost their last game which was at home are coming to Haas Pavilion Thursday night in Berkeley to face the Golden Bears could this be one of those games where Cal has a shot at bringing out some of those surprises

Morris Phillips does the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal try to rectify their loses to wins against Huskies tonight

The Stanford Cardinal Bryce Willis goes for a finger roll against the Arizona Wildcats last Saturday at Maples Pavilion at Stanford  ( photo)

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 The Arizona Wildcats (18-7) clearly set the tone for last Saturday’s game behind a 21-point, 11-rebound game from freshman center Zeke Nnaji, Nnaji set the tone and the Stanford Cardinal (16-9) had to figure out how to shut his game down.

#2 The 69-60 loss to Arizona was Stanford’s seventh defeat in their last eight games

#3 It was Arizona’s 20th straight win over Stanford a streak that started back in 2008-09.

#4 The Cardinal Bryce Willis led the Cardinal with 25 points followed by Oscar da Silva with 15 both consistent scorers for Stanford

#5 The Cardinal are in Seattle tonight to take on the Washington Huskies (12-14) Jerry sets this contest up for us.

Join Jerry each Thursday for the Stanford Cardinal podcasts at

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Cal comes off big win over Washington prepares for tough USC Thursday night photo: The Cal Bears Matt Bradley (20) takes a shot over the Washington Huskies forward Jaden McDaniels (0) on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 How important was this 61-58 win for Cal (8-8) to get under their belts on Saturday night at Haas Pavilion

#2 The Bears had been struggling and they was some concern of when they were going to pick up their first win in the Pac 12

#3 The Washington Huskies (11-6) were the odds on favorites coming in they have had a few more successes than Cal but this was one game when the win loss records were thrown out the window

#4 Three players finished in double digits for Cal on Saturday, Matt Bradley (17 pts), Grant Anticevich (13 pts), and Paris Austin (10)

#5 The USC Trojans (13-3) who have won seven of their last eight games, they beat UCLA in their last game 74-63. USC are Cal’s next opponent how do you see Cal handling the Trojans this Thursday the 16th?

Morris is the Cal Bears beat writer and does the Cal podcast each Monday at


Second-half comeback sparks Cardinal past Washington 61-55 photo: Stanford coach Jerod Haase celebrates with guard Tyrell Terry after the Cardinal’s 61-55 victory over Washington.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

A late Stanford rally, capped by Tyrell Tyler’s 3-pointer with under two minutes remaining in regulation, helped the Cardinal defeat visiting Washington 61-55 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

Daejon Davis scored 12 points in the second half, including his game-tying 3, for the Cardinal (13-2 overall, 2-1 Pac-12). Stanford has won six of its last seven games.

On the defensive end, the Cardinal held Washington scoreless over the last 3 minutes and 12 seconds, and outscored the Huskies 26-8 in the final 11 minutes. In addition, Stanford held UW”s Isaiah Stewart to a season-low four points – his first game under 12 points this season.

Stanford stayed in the game with the combined assistance of Spencer Jones, James Keefe and Oscar da Silva. Jones scored eight of his 14 points in the first half, Keefe added seven first-half points and da Silva bagged all 11 of his points in the second half.

Leading the Huskies was Jaden McDaniels, who accomplished his first career double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds for Washington (11-5, 1-2). Nahziah Carter was next for the Huskies with 16 points.

Oakland native Quade Green was declared academically ineligible by Washington on Thursday. In his place, Elijah Hardy made his first csreer start.

Stanford bounced back from a rough start, as the Cardinal shot 28 percent from the field – 3 of 14 behind the arc – in the first half. Meanwhile, Washington led by as many a 12 before White connected on a 3-pointer to cut Stanford’s deficit to 28-20 at halftime.

Davis underwent concussion protocol after being hit in the eye nearly seven minutes into the first half. He returned just before halftime.

The Cardinal hosts Washington State on Saturday.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal host Washington Huskies tonight at Maples in Pac 12 Conference action photo: The Stanford Cardinal Tyrell Terry dribbles up the floor against the Cal Bears in the Pac 12 Conference game opener on Jan 2. The Cardinal host the Washington State Cougars tonight at Maple Pavilion

On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry F:

#1 Daejon Davis led the Stanford Cardinal (12-2) in scoring in Thu Jan 2nd’s game at Stanford in the Cardinal’s 68-52 win, talk about what Davis has meant to the Stanford offense.

#2 The Cardinal’s Tyrell Terry scored 14 points for second in scoring on Jan 2nd proving why the Cardinal have such a potent offense.

#3 The Cardinal are a consistent team and have won five of their last six games. The Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase has a lot of confidence in what this team can do.

#4 Oscar Da Silva saw some extra coverage scored only eight points but everyone is aware of what he can do with the basketball.

#5 Stanford hosts the Washington Huskies 11-4 tonight at Maples Pavilion the Huskies are a very offensive consistent team and have won four out of their last six games.

Join Jerry for the Cardinal podcasts each Thursday at

Cal Bears Saturday game recap: Electrifying win for Cal 20-19 at UW; 1250 lighting strikes delays game for 2 1/2 hours

photo from The Cal Bears quarterback Chase Garbers (7) in the shot gun sets up the offense with audibles in the Bears second consecutive win for the season at Husky Stadium in Seattle.

By Jerry Feitelberg

1250 lighting strikes was all it took to hold up the second game of the season between the visiting Cal Bears and the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium in Seattle on Saturday night. The 2 1/2 hour delay restarted the first quarter of play around 10:30pm and the game ended around 1:30 am. The Huskies had a 14-point spread coming into the contest, but with 15% of the crowd staying after the delay, the Bears were able to take advantage of a quieter stadium and edged the Huskies 22-21.

The loss marked the end to the Huskies’ 15-home game win streak. The Bears put the ball through the uprights for the win and a 17-yard field goal for the one point winner. Earlier with the Huskies up 19-17 with just second to the two minute warning Patrick Henry booted a 49 yard field goal. The Bears got that second wind and answered back marching the ball to the Washington 17 and with eight seconds left got the game-winning field goal from Greg Thomas for the win.

Husky Stadium is a house of horrors. No team has won there in 15 straight home games, and for the Huskies, it was a set of different circumstances with the lighting and mother nature taking the crowd out of it and that it all changed. It was a see-saw game to begin with. In the second quarter at 14:57, the Huskies kicker Patrick Henry kicked a 36-yarder to put Washington on the scoreboard 3-0. At 7:59 Salvon Amhed rushed for 21 yards to put UW on top 10-0.

The Bears got on the scoreboard with a field goal from Thomas that made it 10-3 Washington at 3:43. In the third quarter, the Bears Marcel Duncy would score twice. He rushed for a 20 yards at 11:56 to tie the game up at 10-10. At 5:50, Patrick Henry booted a 21-yard field goal that put the Huskies back on top 13-10. Still, in the third quarter, Duncy got the ball for an eight-yard rush to get Cal back on top with 50 seconds left in the quarter for a 17-13 lead.

In fourth quarter action, the Huskies’ Henry kicked a 25-yarder at 7:10 to make it a 17-16 contest and the Huskies regained the lead 19-17 at 2:09 when Henry booted a 49-yard field goal. It was all for naught as the Bears quickly marched down field with under two minutes left in the game and got in field goal position for Thomas to boot the game winner for a 20-19 victory with eight seconds left in the game.

The Bears quarterback Chase Garber threw for 111 yards and the Huskies quarterback Jason Eason threw for 162 yards and one interception.

Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Joey Friedman: Cal gives Stanford fits on home floor in season finale

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On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey:

#1 The Cal Bears, who couldn’t win a Pac-12 conference game to save their lives, took two games from the Washington Huskies and the Washington State University Cougars, and dominated Stanford on Thursday night at Maples Pavilion at Stanford.

#2 For Cal, Connor Vanover and Austin Paris led the Bears in scoring in the first half of Thursday’s game.

#3 It was Stanford’s home floor, the Cardinal normally don’t have too much problem at home. Is Cal a possessed team since getting those two wins against those Washington schools last week?

#4 What’s it going to be like for Stanford when KZ Okpala leaves for the NBA Draft?

#5 Talk about the job that Cardinal head coach Jerod Haase did against Cal on Thursday night in trying to back into the game.

Listen to the Stanford Cardinal podcasts each Friday with Joey at

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: After two straight wins, Cal prepares for Stanford Thursday

photo from The Cal Bears defense was all over the Washington Huskies last Thursday at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley the first of two wins for Cal

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The Cal Bears are coming off two wins against the mighty Washington Huskies and the Washington State University Cougars. Morris talks about Cal’s motivation to win their first two Pac-12 games.

#2 Getting two wins in the Pac 12 after nearly going winless has to build confidence going into the Pac-12 tournament.

#3 Now 7-22 coming off a 76-69 win, was the game against WSU a game where the Bears could see improvement in ball movement and getting their shots?

#4 Darius McNeill led Cal with 17 points for a big offensive day. Cal also distributed the ball well.

#5 It’s off to Stanford Thursday night, a 8:00 PM tip. Could the Bears come in with momentum and possibly get this game?

Morris does the Cal Bears podcasts each Monday at

Stanford continues homestand against No. 25 Washington on Sunday afternoon

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By: Ana Kieu

Stanford Cardinal men’s basketball lit up the scoreboard, got the conference win and snapped a two-game losing skid with a 98-50 rout of the Washington State Cougars inside Maples Pavilion Thursday evening. Moreover, it’s safe to say that the Cardinal clobbered the Cougars after suffering back-to-back defeats in the Grand Canyon State at the hands of the Arizona State Sun Devils and Arizona Wildcats on February 20th and February 24th.

In the win over WSU, Stanford (15-13, 8-8 Pac-12) was led by KZ Okpala, who scored 22 points.

“I made the right plays tonight,” Okpala said. “We were all locked in with each other. We came out and did what we had to do.”

Cormac Ryan hit four 3-pointers as well. This led to the Cardinal earning their chance to extend their winning streak against the Cougars to six games.

“I thought our energy level was off the charts,” Stanford head coach Jerod Haase said. “I loved our energy defensively.”

No. 25 Washington watched their three-game winning streak come to an end Thursday night as the Cardinal’s rival, the Cal Golden Bears, edged the road team 76-73 for the upset. Not only that, Cal finally snapped their 16-game losing skid, which was a great feeling for the players and coaches to say the very least. But as you might’ve guessed, this will likely be a challenge for Stanford, who has been rather wishy-washy this season. Stanford can put on a show or simply freeze into ice on the hardwood.

The Cardinal’s second to last home game at Maples will be against No. 25 Washington Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm PST on the Pac-12 Network. Yes, Stanford has home court advantage, but there’s a reason or two on why Washington found its way back into the AP polls, so the Cardinal has to put on another spectacular performance to prove that they can, too, be a hot-shooting team.

I predict that the Cardinal will fall to No. 25 Washington 75-73. After all, No. 25 Washington likely wants to be crowned as Pac-12 Champions. All they need is one win in the Bay Area to do just that.

Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey Friedman: Start to finish, Cardinal don’t let up WSU in 48-point blowout

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On the Stanford Cardinal podcast with Joey:

#1 From start to finish, the Stanford Cardinal (15-13) left little doubt about this game with the Washington State University Cougars (11-17) as the Cardinal won it by 48 points at Maples Pavilion Thursday night.

#2 KZ Okpala led the Cardinal with 22 points and was a key factor for the big margin win for the Cardinal.

#3 The Cardinal’s Isaac White and Cormac Ryan both finished second in scoring with 14 points they were finding their accuracy in this game.

#4 There was no mercy rule in this one Stanford head coach Jerod Haase milked it for all it’s worth getting all the offense he could out of the players.

#5 The Washington Huskies are up next Sunday at Maples and they are not a pushover, ranked 25th in the nation and first in the Pac-12. Will the Cardinal have their hands full or will they be able to hang with the Huskies?

Joey does the Cardinal podcasts each Friday at