Jordan Shepherd's 28 points is almost enough by itself in a 53-39 Cal win.
This whole game was Jim Halpert exclaiming, "What is going on?"
Good win. Especially for the seniors. Good look to start Alters and him getting the first two rebounds of the game. Pretty much a like for like game when compared to the Oregon upset. We jump out on a 24 point run and they never go on a meaningful run to shrink it below double digits. Happy for Shep that he went off. Happy for Grant who had his family in attendance after not having them around during the Covid year even with his surgery. Happy for Makale to drain some of his signature pullup 3s. Happy for Andre to be celebrated for his 4 year development track here through 2 coaches and a different recruited coach. Was a good feeling for yesterday.
Now…. Here comes the actual conversation about the future of the program.
What a nice win to send off Coach Fox with. #thankyouforyourservice
Stanford should always be crushed.
It's not enough, but it goes a very long way for me to see how hard the team plays and their esprit de corps. They also simply outplayed the tree, with better passing, spacing and defense. It will take us making the tourney for me to be really happy, but I can't knock Fox for how he leads the team he has. He needs more and better horses. He may never bring them on, and he would need to move on, but he's no dumpster fire like Wyking or some other Pac12 coaches of late. Seeing that Kidd and Randle and Lampley were there, is wonderful. They wouldn't show if it was going to be embarrassing.
Great game. Great crowd, except that the "F U Stanfurd" chant was utterly classless.
Loved the charts showing which team was leading during recent Cal - Stanford games. When Lars went out for a time I thought we were in trouble. I'm sure I was not the only one.
Another great basketball article and interesting charts. Thanks Alex!
This weekend was hoops heaven for me. 3 games in 2 days (WBB, MBB, and my first Warriors game).
The most important game was a win (the other 2 were losses)
This game had it all and I hope the students who attended experienced just how fun basketball games for your college can be.
Going to the new Chase arena to see a NBA game was quite a different experience. Some things better (fantastic score board and sound system, seats, store, food), but other things worse (prices), and somethings just different (I didn't realize they sometimes play music even during play)
But for me it wasn't close to the game experience of the Cal v Stanford game. The biggest difference, was how much I love the team and school.