WSU avenges earlier loss, holds on for 66-60 win over Cardinal

Washington State Cougars forward (12) Michael Flowers drives up court against the Stanford Cardinal at Maples Pavilion on Thu Feb 3, 2022 (photo by Stanford Cardinal)

By Daniel Dullum
Thursday, February 3, 2022

Despite a game-high 24 points from Spencer Jones, Stanford fell to visiting Washington State 66-60 Thursday in Pac-12 men’s basketball at Maples Pavilion.

The Cougars’ win avenged an earlier loss to Stanford on Jan. 13.

No other player for the Cardinal (13-8 overall, 6-5 Pac-12) scored in double-figures. Jones made 4 of 8 3-pointers while notching his third 20-plus point game of the season. Jaiden Delaire was next on the Stanford scoring list with eight points, and James Keefe finished with 10 rebounds and six points.

The Cougars led 33-21 at halftime and held on to win, even though Stanford outscored them 39-33 in the second half.

Washington State (13-7, 6-3) was paced by Michael Flowers, who scored 22 points, followed by Tyrell Roberts with 12. Flowers’ 3-pointer extended the Cougars’ lead to 63-55 with 4;11 to play in the second half.

Jones sank a 3 and Keefe’s dunk pulled the Cardinal to within 63-60 at 1:18. On Stanford’s final possession, Isa Silva and Harrison Ingram each missed a 3-pointer. Efe Abogidi made 3 of 4 free throws in the final minutes for WSU.

The Cougars made 49 percent of their shots (24 of 49), while Stanford was 23 of 59 (39 percent). The Cardinal outrebounded WSU 36-26.

The Cardinal continue their stretch of playing eight games in 17 days when they host Washington on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m.

Huskies snap Cardinal’s four-game victory streak, winning 67-64

Washington guard Cole Bajema, right, looks to get an angle on defender and Stanford forward Jaiden Delaire, left, at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Sat Jan 15, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Daniel Dullum
Saturday, January 15, 2022

Stanford saw its four-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday in Seattle, as Washington edged the Cardinal 67-64 in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

The Cardinal slipped to 10-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play.

Terrell Brown Jr. led the Huskies (8-7 overall, 3-2 Pac-12) with 25 points, followed by Jamal Bey with 17 – all in the first half. Emmitt Matthews Jr. added 11 points for Washington.

Brandon Angel tallied 13 points and Lukas Kisunas scored 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds off the Cardinal bench, as no Stanford starter scored in double-figures.

Washington led 43-25 at halftime.

The Huskies held a 59-43 lead with 11 minutes remaining in the second half before Stanford used a 10-point run, closing their deficit to six. Daejon Davis hit a 3-pointer at 7:56 that wound up being UW’s last field goal.

Washington continued to hold on, up 65-61 with one minute to play. A pairt of Kisunas free throws pulled the Cardinal to within two, but though Brown missed a free throw with 15 seconds left, the Huskies held on for the win.

Stanford’s road trip continues on Thursday in Tucson against No. 6-Arizona.

Cal Bears basketball podcast with Michael Duca: Bears drop their third straight game to Huskies at Alaskan Airlines 64-55 Wednesday

The Washington Huskies Terrell Brown Jr (23) exults after teaching the Cal Bears a lesson about defending him. Brown led the Huskies in scoring with 21 points at the Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Wed Jan 11, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 The Washington Huskies (7-7) Terrell Brown was well defended by the Cal Bears (9-8) on Wednesday night in the first half of the game and came back scoring 18 of his 21 points in the second half.

#2 Brown led the Huskies in just impressive offense he worked the inside to get shots, worked the boards and wasn’t afraid to take the outside shot.

#3 For the Bears It seemed like anyone that head coach Mark Fox put out on the floor was getting extinguished everyone finished in a single digit except Jordan Shepherd who scored 12 points.

#4 The Huskies led Cal by seven at the half and got the win by 66-54. In both halves of the game the Huskies and Brown just out hustled Cal every step of the way.

#5 Cal will be at it again when they try to get back in the win column against the Washington State Cougars (9-6) at Pullman which could be a very tough place for the Bears to try and snap a three game losing streak.

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Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris Phillips: After two straight loses to LA schools Cal looks to pick up the pace in Washington Wed night

California guard Jalen Celestine (32) shoots against UCLA guard Tyger Campbell (10) at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Jan 8, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Cal Bears basketball podcast with Morris:

#1 It wasn’t much of a contest as the Cal Bears (9-7) went down to defeat for the second time to a LA university this time to the UCLA Bruins (10-1) 60-53 a eight point win as the Bruins controlled the offense from wire to wire.

#2 Once again Cal guard Andre Kelly did most of the heavy lifting coming away with 22 points. Kelly executed inside the paint and had a multiple dunk show with one displaying some hang time but regardless Cal came up short.

#3 Morris, knowing what the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins would bring in this week to Haas Pavilion it really wasn’t a surprise for Cal head coach Mark Fox but from what you saw did the Bears leave that best effort out on the floor this week.

#4 The Bruins had two players in double figures with heavy NBA potential guard Tyger Campbell with a team leading 17 points and coming right behind him guard Jaime Jaquez Jr with 14 points to contribute to the Bruins tenth win of the season.

#5 It’s off to Seattle and the Washington Huskies (6-7) in Cal’s next contest. The Huskies have won four of their last eight games and got a six point win over the Utah Utes (8-7) 74-68 on Thu Jan 6 in Utah. Morris after getting a double dose of loses this week the Bears are certainly looking to get back in the win column in their visit to Washington on Wed Jan 12th.

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Stanford suffers fifth loss drop 20-13 decision to Washington

Stanford Cardinal quarterback Tanner McKee (left) throws for an interception by the Washington Huskies Brendon Radley-Hiles (right) which contributed to ending the game on Sat Oct 30, 2021 at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto (Seattle Times photo)

By Barbara Mason

A last minute touchdown pass from the Huskies Dylan Morris to a wide open Jalen McMillan handed Stanford a tough loss in the final minute of the game, 20-13.

Saturday night the Stanford Cardinal (3-5) took on the Washington Huskies (4-4) at Stanford Stadium.

Both of these teams have quarterbacks who can throw so it was a surprise when the first quarter had a single field goal. Both Stanford’s Tanner McKee and Washington’s Dylan Morris are very good quarterbacks but it was kicker Joshua Karty who was putting points up on the board. He kicked a 35 yd field goal for the early 3-0 Stanford lead.

The Huskies would answer in the second quarter with a field goal of their own to tie up the game at 3-3 when Peyton Henry split the uprights with a 24 yard boot to start the second quarter. Washington would take the lead with 6:39 left in the half when Henry would kick a second field goal, this one for 37 yards.

When it appeared that Stanford had recovered a fumble with 1:20 left on the clock in the half the call was reversed. Washington went on to kick their third field goal of the game taking a 9-3 halftime lead. This game had so far been decided by special teams something no one saw coming.

Washington had the ball to start the second half. The Stanford defense had to do a better job defending the Washington running game. The Huskies were chewing them up on the ground.

Disaster would strike when McKee was sacked fumbling the ball and giving the Huskies a short field. This was the second Stanford turnover. Washington was having some trouble converting third downs and so they were forced to attempt a fourth field goal which was successful giving the Huskies a 12-3 lead. With the clock running down in the third quarter neither team had been able to’ find the end zone.

Stanford came to life offensively late in the third quarter putting together a nice drive. As the fourth quarter got underway Stanford was knocking on the door threatening to score. After struggling for much of the game it was 6’6” quarterback Tanner McKee who ran the ball in for the first touchdown of the game. Stanford still trailed but were within two points 12-10 with 12:52 still on the clock.

With 10:30 left in the game Stanford had a huge stop when the Huskies went for a fourth and inches that failed. Stanford drove downfield but stalled out at the Washington 26 yard line. Karty would kick a 44 yard field goal to give Stanford the lead 13-12. So far in this game the Huskies had two critical penalties that resulted in a touchdown and a field goal for Stanford.

Washington would turn the ball over on downs with 3:12 left in the game. Clock management would play a huge roll in the remainder of this contest. Despite holding the Huskies, the Cardinal could not move the ball giving Washington one last chance.

The way that the Huskies had been running the ball gave them a great chance to salvage this game. With 26 seconds left on the clock and the ball on the Stanford 20 yard line Morris would find Jalen McMillan wide open in the end zone. The two point conversion was good and Washington took a 20-13 lead.

There is not a lot that a team can do with 23 seconds left on the clock. Tanner McKee put it all out there passing deep resulting in a Washington interception and that was the game.

Stanford will be taking on highly favored Utah next friday night at home. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 PM.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: It’s as bad as it gets as Bears shoot for 27% against Huskies Sat nite

The Cal Bears guard Matt Bradley (left) drives on the Washington Huskies guard Erik Stevenson (right) during first half action at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle on Sat Feb 20, 2021 (AP News photo)

On the Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 The flight from the state of Washington for the Cal Bears (8-17) was only two hours but it had to feel like eight as Cal got served up another cold dish of rough basketball in their loss to their standings neighbors the Washington Huskies (5-17) in Saturday night’s 62-51 loss at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle.

#2 The loss pretty much assures that Cal will finish in last place in the Pac 12 for this season. The Bears will need a miracle as they have two more games left at home.

#3 The Bears suffered their worse shooting performance of the year 27 percent and lost the game by 31 points. The Huskies turned up the defense and Cal just couldn’t hit their shots.

#4 Quade Green led the Huskies in scoring with 17 points and Jamal Bey followed up with 15 points on an offense that gave Cal fits all night.

#5 The Bears return home on Thursday night to close out their regular season facing Oregon State (8-17). Saturday Feb 27 will be their last game of the season at Haas Pavilion against the Oregon Ducks (14-4) third in the Pac 12.

Morris Phillips has podcasted Cal basketball for the 2021 season


Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Washington State demolishes Cal 82-51; Williams coverts 32 for WSU

Noah Williams of the Washington State Cougars drives towards the hoop against four Cal Bears defenders. Williams was top scorer with 32 points on Thu Feb 18, 2021 at Pullman WA (WSU photo services)

On the Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 After the Cal Bears (8-16) had a huge victory over the Colorado Buffaloes last Saturday things turned for the worse at Washington State and the Cougars had their way with a convincing 82-51 win on Thursday night.

#2 Matt Bradley led the way in scoring for the Bears with 16 and Andre Kelly followed up with 10 points and both were the only ones in double figures.

#3 No way Noah Williams of the Cougars had 32 points no way because there was no way the defense could have shut him down as Williams worked his way through the Cal defense even in the paint.

#4 Michael when you see someone like that having his way with the defense would it have helped if head coach Mark Fox had double teamed Williams?

#5 It’s onto Seattle and the Washington Huskies (4-17) who have lost seven of their last eight games and the Cal Bears have lost nine of their last ten games both teams clash on Saturday at 7:00pm at UW.

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Cardinal romp to lopsided 79-61 win over the Huskies

Photo credit: @StanfordMBB

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 18, 2021

A balanced attack, led by Oscar da Silva, Jaiden Delaire and Daejon Davis helped Stanford defeat Washington 79-61 in a Pac-12 men’s basketball contest played at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle.

It was the Cardinal’s fourth win in five games, and Washington’s sixth loss in its last seven games.

Da Silva led the Cardinal with 18 points, five rebounds, three steals and an assist. Delaire had 15 points, and Davis finished with 12 points and three assists. Point guard Michael O’Connell added seven points, five assists, three rebounds and three steals.

Ziaire Williams added nine points and Spencer Jones and Lukas Kisunas scored six points apiece for Stanford (14-8 overall, 10-6 Pac-12).

Cole Bajema was the Huskies’ top scorer with 13 points, and Erik Stevenson was next with 11 points and four rebounds. Quade Green, Washington’s top scorer, was held to five points.

Each team finished with 25 rebounds. Washington (4-17 overall, 3-13 Pac-12) was held to 32 percent shooting from the field in the first half, 41 percent for the game. The Cardinal scored 50 points in the paint, and 22 points off of UW’s 20 turnovers.

Stanford shot 57 percent on field goals, including 68 percent in the second half. The Cardinal started the second half by making 12 of 14 shots and built a lead of 26 in the second half.

The Huskies made their only free throw, while Stanford was 14 of 20 at the foul line.

The Cardinal continue their road trip at Washington State at 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Cal Bears podcast with Morris Phillips: Bears finally get their first Pac 12 win; Face Colorado on Thursday night

The Cal Bears offense was able to hold off the Washington Huskies eclipsing them with a six point win at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley on Sat Jan 9, 2021 ( photo)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Morris:

#1 Morris how relieving is it that Cal (6-7) finally got in the win column with defeat over the Washington Huskies (1-9) on Saturday?

#2 The Bears got a six point win over the Huskies 84-78 did the game appear to look a lot closer and was there any point in the game that the Bears had to be concerned about holding onto the lead.

#3 Matt Bradley is still out of the line up with an injury but Cal forward Andre Kelly has helped picking up the slack with leading the Bears in scoring on Saturday with 22.

#4 Grant Anticevich has made a return with four points and five assists. Talk about how he’s looked in his return and how those assists helped out.

#5 Can the Bears keep it going they head to Colorado (8-3) the Buffaloes are 3-0 at home and have won their last game beating a very tough Oregon Ducks  (9-2) team 79-72 last Thursday. The Buffaloes have a game tonight in Utah (4-4) before hosting Cal on Thu Jan 14th.

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Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca: Cal’s lack of Bradley in the line up fall short against WSU

The Cal Bears couldn’t keep up with the Washington State Cougars in the second half of Thu Jan 7, 2021’s game at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley as Cal loses it’s seventh game of the season (image from @CalMBBall)

On the Cal Bears podcast with Michael:

#1 Michael Cal (5-7) had suffered it’s third straight loss and last night the latest to the Washington State Cougars (9-1) one of the winningest teams in the Pac 12.

#2 One player that Cal had a hard time shutting down was Cougars guard Issac Bonton who led with 21 points, he took advantage of having a hot hand and being able to take his shot.

#3 The Cougars had three players in double figures, Bonton, center Efe Abogidi who finished second with 12 points and guard Noah Williams with 11 points. The way the Cougars have been on offense even three players in double figures could spell doom.

#4 Cal badly misses Matt Bradley they also had three players in double figures but low double figures with Andre Kelly 11 points, Lars Thiemann and Ryan Betley both had ten points but trying to keep up with the Cougars proved too much in the second half as the Cougars were up by eight and won the game by nine.

#5 It’s a Saturday 12 noon lunch time special at Haas Pavilion this Saturday as the Cal Bears hope to turn the page on Thursday night’s loss as they meet the Washington Huskies (1-8) but they’re not in last place the Cal Bears who have won five games are 0-5 in the conference and are in last place in the Pac 12 standings.

Michael Duca does Cal Bears podcasts each Friday at

Cal Bears podcast with Michael Duca Fri Jan 8, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud