Time: 5:00 PM PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: KGO 810AM or The Varsity Network
KenPom Prediction: 81-71 Loss (16% chance to win)
We live and die by the 3, and when we're missing 3's the teams catch up on us.
I'm getting pretty frustrated with Aimaq. He does so much on offense, but holy shit his defense. There was a moment at the end of the game when we were still within reach, Oregon is driving the ball through the paint right at him. He doesn't even get his arms up and use his height, he just sits there and watches him shoot hoping for the rebound. Whoops, now it's a 4 possession game.
Cal competed. Not the case last year.
Madsen will have some stuff to discuss with the team about the end of the 1st half. But a lot of this one was missing shots and FTs, which happens. I'm curious about what people who know a lot about basketball think.
We're just a bit out of sync. Maybe the players are tired?
Still in it - I was worried that getting down by 8 they'd lose control but Bears still hanging in there!
Bears are colder than a mother-in-law's stare.
We're getting looks. Just not falling.
Oregon is completely unrestrained at all times lol. Pure Leeeeeroy Jeeeeeenkins!
Not a good sequence for Fardaws there. Not sure how he just kinda loses it for a bit.
Another instance of cal waiting for half to end while the opponent racks up threes to erase a comfortable lead. They ramped up defense, cal did not
Ugh - we had an 18 point lead down to 4. Still a lead but c'mon BEARS!
Still more learning to do...
Looking great so far! Learn from the ASU game and keep composure with a lead.
Say what you want about Fardaw’s defense but it is nice to have a big guy who can really score
I love how we are playing! I don't know if it will last but the players really do look confident and excited. It's nice when good play from a previous game leads to good play the following game. One complaint - Oregon's court is AWFUL looking! Is anyone in the building that can comment on it - may be it looks worse on tv? Ugh!
The Bears came to play. When the three pointers are falling we can hang with anybody
It looks they made an emphasis in getting off to a fast start...hopefully they can maintain it! Go Bears!
Down goes Arizona to Wazzu! In the waning days of the conference, a reminder that anything is possible!
The Bears look amped up for this one!
Oregon lost to Santa Clara, who we beat. If we play well, we can beat Oregon. But let's not tempt fate and spot them a big lead (or the reverse like we did with ASU).
Go Bears! Hope Oskidunket is right.
Horse pucky, as Sherman Potter would say. Cal wins 81-77.Duck is a dish best served cold from three.