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Cal Men's Basketball Preview: Bears wrap up Oregon trip with day game Eugene
Can the Bears complete the road sweep?
Date: Saturday February 12th, 2022 (1PM Pac-12 Networks)
Opponent: Oregon Ducks
Record: 16-7 (Conference: 9-3)
Standings: 2nd in Pac-12
KenPom Ranking: #52
Opponent Team Stats: 73.6PPG/34.4RPG/12.2APG/6.9SPG/12.0TPG
Expected Starting 5
Guard Will RIchardson
Guard De’Vion Harmon
Guard Jacob Young
Forward Quincy Guerrier
Center N’Faly Dante
After finally breaking the 10 game losing streak, the Bears look to complete the road sweep by taking out Oregon in Eugene. The Ducks are the hottest team in the conference right now, only losing the game against Colorado in late January by 4. They have been on fire since the December 18th loss against top-ranked Baylor. They are arguably the best offense in the conference, ranking at the top with their 53.2% effective FG%, and in the top 2 in 3PT% and 2PT%. The Bears have a tough matchup on their hands with the athleticism, size (all but 2 players in their rotation is 6-foot-5 or taller), and shooting from the Ducks. The defensive style of the Bears won’t put that much of a strain on the Oregon Ducks, as they rank just about average in tempo. It’s a tough ask for the Bears, which struggled to beat the worst team in the conference, but it could be a much-needed confidence boost. Roll on you Bears.
And if you missed there Bears’ last game against Oregon State make sure to check out the recap.
Cal’s Win Probability and Score according to KenPom: 17% (61-72 Loss)