Kansas State's late 8-0 run with 5 minutes remaining stems Cal's upset bid
Thanks Rick…tough to watch….and write.
This team is not without talent - we have good guards, tons of athleticism, not a lot of shooting and size at each position. I think we should get out and run - when we made our comeback in the second half, it was off turnovers, defections and Askew and Joel pushing the ball up the floor.
Instead, our offense has become a series of dribble hand-offs which ultimately lead into a contested shot, and it looks like the goal is trying to get the ball to Lars in the post. Look, all respect to Lars who has worked himself into a legit Div 1 basketball player - but he's also still a high turnover, low efficiency post - and while he's a pretty good shot blocker and rim defender - he also gives up a lot because we have to play a ton of drop coverage because he doesn't have the foot-speed to show, trap, or obviously switch.
I'm not saying this is an uber talented team - but we have the creativity and athleticism, and maybe not the shooting. We should be playing aggressive defense - our roster is deep - and we should be running. This ball control, limit possessions style of play doesn't fit with the players we have.
Anyone wanna google the last time a D1 team went winless? Might've been the NJIT Highlanders in 07-08, can't confirm. This is going to be an historically bad season for Cal MBB, & in the Fox era, that's saying something. Combine his & Wilcox's conference record for their careers in Berkeley, and that is a lost decade if there ever was one!
Whoever told these kids that they could actually play D1 basketball should be arrested for child abuse.
"Cal Men's Basketball Fails to Upset Kansas State" - there weren't any expectations that the Bears would, were there?