UC Considers Whether Cal Head Coach Followed Sexual Harassment ProtocolThe University of California is looking into whether head basketball coach Cuonzo Martin followed school policy when he learned one of his assistant coaches had been sexually harassing a reporter.
Mathews' Big Night Shooting Lifts California Past DavidsonAs the final seconds on the shot clock expired to force a Davidson turnover late in the first half, California coach Cuonzo Martin pumped his fist and let out a yell.
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.
California Golden Bears Looking For An Arizona Sweep This WeekThe Cal Bears men's basketball team will need a big finish to the 2014-15 season if they hope to make the NCAA tournament in March. Currently sitting at 17-12 with two games left in Pac-12 play, the Golden Bears need to get to .500 in conference and 20 wins on the season to have any chance at the Big Dance. Can they do it with two road games in Arizona this week? It will be tough.
Cal Nabs Tennessee Head Coach To Lead Men's Basketball ProgramMartin replaces Mike Montgomery, who retired last month after six seasons in Berkeley. Martin went 63-41 in three seasons at Tennessee, including a 24-13 mark and an appearance in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament this season. He also was previously the coach at Missouri State.