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Cal is the last winless team in college basketball. Can they avoid 0-32?
Mark Fox is trail blazing.
Cal men’s basketball has hit rock bottom.
With Louisville beating out Western Kentucky on Wednesday, Cal is now the last winless team in college basketball.
Where can we find our first win?
Cal is currently projected by KenPomeroy to win four games this season. They are favored in two games left, both at home.
December 21: UT Arlington
January 22: Oregon State
Cal has some games left that they are modest underdogs, but should be able to compete in to land a win.
January 6: Stanford
February 23: Washington
February 25: Washington State
March 4: at Oregon State
In every other game this season, Cal has less than a 20% chance at winning. There’s a possibility of shooting variance giving us a chance in one of those games, but considering the Bears are currently one of the worst shooting teams in the nation, I wouldn’t think it very likely.
So there are six (maybe seven or eight) games left to prevent Cal from an 0-32 season. Thankfully, athletic director Jim Knowlton has outlined “some wins” as a goal when we get our injured players left, so maybe Mark Fox will be given the time that’s needed to finish the job! Wish him the best of luck!
Here’s the statistical update on the winless Bears:
57.6 points per game, 357th out of 363 teams
8.9 assists per game, 351st out of 363.
25.4% three point shooting, 357th out of 363.
45.4% two point shooting, 300th out of 363.
Effective FG% (a metric weighting threes) of 43%, 347th out of 363.
Non-steal turnover% of 12.9% of possessions, 354th out of 363.