Tip-Off: 7:00PM PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: 810 AM & TheVarsityApp
KenPom Predicted Score: 65-61 Win (64% chance to Win)
From Jeff Goodman
Cal will be without leading scorer Devin Askew tonight vs. EWU due to COVID, source told @Stadium.
Jalen Celestine - OUT (ACL)
Dejuan Clayton - OUT (Hamstring)
Jarred Hyder - OUT (back surgery)
ND Okafor - OUT (COVID)
I'm so tired of hearing these bullshit injury excuses. Cal has 8 (before this game 9) healthy scholarship players, all of which were recruited by Mark Fox. If you can't recruit and develop 9 players at the power 5 level to win against low-major schools (UC Davis, UCSD, Southern, Texas St) you should not be coaching basketball at any level. Let alone making millions of dollars doing so.
Eastern Washington: 245
Go to Vegas on it.
Down 27-20 at the half.
Part of me wants to just see this team go winless to see how long Fox can continue to be employed as our HC. This is becoming a social experiment in losing and white privilege.
Final score : EWU 50 Cal 48
EWU tough layup from Tyrese Davis. 50-48 EWU 24 seconds left Cal ball
27-20 EWU at the half. I watched them in person earlier this year and their offensive runs through #2 Venters who only has 4 which is looking alright. #13 Allegri can stretch the floor and #31 Jones in addition to other provide solid help on the offensive glass but that has also been limited. EWU has cleaned the defensive glass so far.
Here's a "fun" fact: through 400 minutes played this season, Cal has led for 19:25 or less than 5%.
Mind as well hand the reigns over to Oski. He literally could not do any worse. LITERALLY!
Let Jerome Randle coach this team for the rest of the season.
Well, on an unrelated note, Jaylen Brown is having a hell of a night against Phoenix. Oh for the days when we could dream of losing in the first round to bad Hawaii team
Floor is 0 wins, ceiling is 2 for this team.
TX-Arlington now might be our last chance at a W for the season. We should have Askew back for that, at least, so there's no excuse if we lose (through Fox should be toast regardless).
0-10, I don’t even know what to say or how to feel about this.
All out to try and beat a 3-5 Big Sky team…SMDH
See what happens when the Bears play a little faster? They get the D on its heels, and Brown can dribble penetrate for the easy drop down to KK and the flush.
Instead Fox plays the slowdown pace, and lets a D get set. It’s mind boggling.
0-10 baby!!!!!! We are now a third of the way towards our goal of going 0-30 and officially being the WORST basketball team in NCAA history! Just think of the pitch to recruits: "You will be attending one of the most prestigious and magnificent universities in the world, home to Nobel Laureates and alumni who are titans of silicon valley, not to mention the only team in college basketball history that was 0-30! We never do anything small in Berkeley." GO BEARS!!!!!
Kuany…a contested 3 from the corner with 5 seconds left?
Joel Brown, man. Can’t have a point guard on the floor in crunch time that shoots 50% from the FT line. C’mon Fox, man. Just awful basketball…
Down 1 with 35 seconds!! Can we comeback and win?!?!
And…..player control foul. Poor kids.
Cal is losing 43-34 with 5:45 left to play.
My other complaint is even with the limited number of player Fox still has mind numbingly stupid substitution patterns. Never lets any player stay in long enough to get into a rhythm on offense. If you keep on subbing people out after a couple minutes of game time it won't be shocking when they keep on missing good shots.
How much money did Mark Fox pay to Ben Braun?
Lot of empty seats. New coach needed for new recruits and fans back in the seats.
Sigh…6-2 EWU at the under 16 media timeout.
Cal down 2-0 after 2 1/2 minutes.
Grant passes up a wide open 3 to instead dribble into traffic and hoist up a runner in the lane. SMH
Not sure why I even have this on. This game will tell us very little.