Despite scoring a tied game-high 24 points, junior Matt Bradley could not lead California to a win over their arch-rivals, the Stanford Cardinal.
The California Golden Bears (7-13, 2-11 Pac-12) lost their fifth game in a row, 55-70, against the Stanford Cardinal (11-7, 7-5 Pac-12). The Golden Bears had hoped to win their third-straight game against the Cardinal, but a double-double from Stanford star Oscar da Silva, the Pac-12 Conference's scoring leader, ended that dream. De Silva completed the evening with 24 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and one block.
California, which has typically kept it close in games at Haas Pavilion, shot cold. Cal shot for 36% compared to Stanford's 54%.
And while Bradley had an eye-popping five three-pointers, the Cardinal were more accurate: connecting one out of three shots from downtown compared to Cal's 27% from behind the arc.
The Golden Bears will look to Super Bowl Sunday to break their losing streak and avenge Thursday night's loss. California travels to the Peninsula to play against Stanford at 7 p.m. PT.
This Cal team is brutal...freshmen averaging 3 ppg or less are outplaying Cal's best. Sigh...
Stanford has way better talent than Cal. Oscar da Silva is very impressive but they have a few others who are very good. They are very good at making somewhat difficult layups. They are also making us take mainly difficult shots. Bradley is trying to play team ball.
We have no answer in the paint....nothing new however.
hopefully betley is finding his form again
I've already seen enough of Jared Hyder...bricked 3, lost on D, and a turnover. Yuck.
Joel Brown needs to shoot more. He has a decent to good outside shot and is super quick to the basket, which can open up the floor for good passes as he drives there. He has a good shooting percentage. Wonder why Fox doesn't have him look for his shot more
Also, we never kick the ball into Kelly, and have him kick the ball out to a player who is open.
Wake me when we're a competent program again.
i love andre kelly
not over yet tho