Jarrod Lawson ran for a career-high 187 yards and a touchdown as San Jose State topped UNLV 34-24 on Saturday.
Louisville rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Michigan in the NCAA championship game Monday night for the Cardinals’ third national title and their coach’s second at two schools. “They do play hard,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Those were two physical teams that play both ends of the court and go after each other.”
Allen Crabbe had 19 points and nine rebounds, reserve Robert Thurman scored all 12 of his points on dunks and 12th-seeded Cal held off fifth-seeded UNLV 64-61 in the second round Thursday of the NCAA tournament.
California practiced at home at Haas Pavilion on Wednesday, then boarded a bus for the quick 50-mile trip down Interstate 880 for its NCAA tournament opener against UNLV.
Cal, St. Mary’s and Pacific are among the 68 teams playing in the NCAA basketball tournament.
California did not want to go into conference play this way.