Cal Bears Fall To San Diego State 72-58 In Las Vegas InvitationalSan Diego State rallied from a big deficit to hand Cal its first loss of the season, beating the Bears 72-58 late Thursday night in the Las Vegas Invitational.
Cal QB Goff Intercepted 5 Times As Golden Bears Fall To Undefeated UtesNo. 5 Utah is the last undefeated team left standing in the Pac-12 after a 30-24 victory over No. 23 California on Saturday night.
Cal Squeaks By Texas On Longhorns' Missed Point After Touchdown In Final SecondsThe Bears' victory was not assured until Texas kicker Nick Rose missed a PAT after Longhorns' quarterback Jerrod Heard ran 45 yards for a touchdown with 1:11 to play that put Texas in position to tie the game.
Cal Blasts Grambling State 73-14 In Season OpenerJunior quarterback Jared Goff picked apart Grambling State's overmatched secondary and California's defense appeared to be much improved in a 73-14 victory on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Pac-12 Tournament Losses Doom Cal, Stanford To Also-Ran StatusBoth California and Stanford had huge opportunities on Thursday to make noise in the Pac-12 Tournament, while also catching the eyes of the NCAA Tournament Selection Committee in some fashion. But the Golden Bears and the Cardinal both took it on the chin from ranked conference opponents, losing badly in the spotlight. Thus, the two Bay Area schools will now wait for bids to the National Invitation Tournament early next week.
Cal, Stanford Both Victorious In Opening Pac-12 Tournament GamesIt was a good day for the Bay Area in Las Vegas, as both the California and Stanford men's basketball teams scored wins in the first round of their conference tournament. Cal beat Washington State, and Stanford beat Washington. Both teams will play again on Thursday in Sin City—this time against better competition.
Cal Hopes To Make Noise At The Pac-12 Tournament This WeekThe California men's basketball team has a tough task ahead of it in the Pac-12 Tournament this week: Assuming the Golden Bears beat lowly Washington State in the first round of the tourney, they will get a shot at the best team in the conference. The Arizona Wildcats just beat the Bears by 39 points in Tucson, but stranger things have happened in the sports world than a big underdog getting revenge on the neighborhood bully.
Stanford Women Edge Cal, 61-60, Win Another Pac-12 Tournament ChampionshipThe Stanford University women's basketball team improved to 38-3 in the Pac-10/Pac-12 conference tournament all time, as the Cardinal defeated Bay Area rivals California in the final of the league championship event. The Golden Bears led at halftime, but they couldn't hold off Stanford in the second half.
Cal And Stanford Both Get Swept By Arizona Schools In Men's HoopsBoth the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal lost their second matchup in three days with Arizona schools in Pac-12 play, and now it's unlikely either team will make the NCAA Tournament—barring a miraculous run in the upcoming Pac-12 conference tournament.
Bears Give Best Shot, Wildcats Prove Too Much For Cal MenWith a 99-60 blowout loss in Tucson against the No. 5 team in the country, the California Golden Bears men's basketball team dropped to 17-13 on the season and lost any chance of finishing at .500 in conference play. Cal will now hope for a strong showing in the Pac-12 Tournament.
The Ten Best Men's College Basketball Teams In Bay Area HistorySome of the entries on this list may surprise readers, but those who have followed the game won't be shocked at which squad is No. 1 on this list. And who knew that the local universities have won a combined four NCAA tournament titles? Only the diehard fans in the Bay Area!
St. Mary's College Chasing Fifth NCAA Bid In Eight SeasonsBay Area residents generally don't think of St. Mary's College in Moraga as being a basketball powerhouse, but the Gaels basketball team is on the verge of making the NCAA Championship Tournament for the fifth time in eight seasons if they can make a good showing this week in the West Coast Conference tournament.