Tip-Off: 1PM PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
Radio: KGO810 AM & TuneIn
KenPom Predicted Score: 60-71 Loss
Credit to Fox when due. He has tightened up the rotation the last couple games and has stuck with what is working. For example, Lars was solid all game, then was pulled after 4 fouls around 14 minutes. Instead of putting him back in with 4-8 minutes left, Fox stuck to the lineup that was maintaining a 14ish point lead.
That should've been a charge. Alajaki was there in plenty of time.
@hoopdreams, from the other thread. Sorry to hear you had a bed refereeing experience. I've talked to peers who work multiple sports (I only do hoops), and they say basketball is the hardest. The loop of observing the split-second play, mentally processing what you just saw, then immediately having to physically react with the correct hand and body signals, is like no other in officiating. Good for you for trying it out. Let me know if you'd ever like to talk further.
If Cal just dribbles the ball for at least 24 seconds each possession, we win.
Shepherd with the emphatic dunk to close out the half, Cal up by 16! Oregon has been lackluster, but plenty of credit goes to Cal for playing a complete half. No second chances for Oregon, and Cal's offense has been extremely efficient.
This is crazy. Cal up 24-12, looking very very solid in all facets.
Wow, nice little run from Cal, ending with the Jordan/Lars pick and roll 3-point play.
Feels weird watching a game with nothing to complain about
Horrible call there...Sam beat the ballhandler to the spot and was set.
That's a charge.
And now the announcers are talking about Kelly coming back next year and future optimism. Just stop it.
This game was Shepherd in ultimate form. 25 points on good shooting, defensive presence and not a liability.
It's annoying that the tv banner doesn't include foul count for Cal.
Up by 14 at the 8 minute timeout. They've been sloppy at spots, but still dictating the tempo. It helps that the Duck are like 1 for 18 from 3 points. Does Lars come in now, or leave him out until 4-5 minutes?
Right there, Lars held his ground better than in the first half. Let's hope he keeps it up.
Not thrilled with Lars' defensive positioning. It's like he's trying to protect his left side, but leaving the right pivot wide open. Needs to stop hedging.
The floor in Eugene is annoying.
A sweep in Oregon!
Is Shephard the best Cal transfer? Against the athletic teams like Zona...he's been the only Cal player who looks like he belongs on the same the floor. And maybe Celestine.
Did a quick analysis, but Cal has several players who have more eligibility than you would think. To compute the you need to see how many years they played (don't know the basketball rule to count a year as a "played" year, other than at the 20-21 year, which I think is the Covid year rule for basketball (could be wrong).
https://calbears.com/sports/mens-basketball/roster (click on the name of the player to see the year he has played, and subtract 20-21, I think the Covid year).
1. Kuony -- played 19-20 and 20-21 years for Cal, plus this '22 year, so has two years left.
2. Thiemann - same as Kuony so has two years left.
3. Celestine -- played 20-21 and this season so has three years left.
4, Brown -- same as Kuony so has two years left.
Plus Alajiki so that maybe is at least five or six of our current best players that have at least two years left, plus maybe Kelly and not counting our incoming two freshmen. But I'm sure I have left other players out. Maybe someone can finish this for me. Tx.
The announcers were annoying me a bit, in that they kept on talking about what Oregon need to do to win, instead of giving us credit for beating them until the very end of the game.
1st time Cal has swept the Oregon schools since 2014.
cal shoots 53%, 35% 3s, 83% FT, out rebounds ducks by 5 ... only bad stat was TO margin was net 6 favoring ducks
i meant 33
Shephard putting on a clinic!
Joel can NOT be on the court right now...can he???
WOW he hit 2!!
sheperd with the thunder dunk!
Didn’t watch, but 5 assists on 26 makes is so low. Maybe I’ve just been spoiled watching the Dubs the 8 years, but seems like it’s still just “pass around the perimeter until someone hero-ball drives or jacks a 3”. Is that unfair? Or is there some replicable improvement on O that portends a brighter future?
I saw two other Cal fans at Matt knight arena today. Pretty good showing! Go Bears!
Oregon was favored by 14.5 points. Anyone able to determine when the last time any team was that far an underdog but went on to win by as much as the Bears did today? Pretty stunning
30 for shep
we are in double bonus
First mention I have heard anywhere (except maybe by me) of the fact that Kelly can return next season. With the added experience we have gained this season I think Cal could easily have a winning record next season if Kelly returns, especially if just one of the two arrivals can contribute.
I recall not watching any of the early games but reading about how Shepherd was so piggish with his shooting. Turns out he is the best guard we've had in a few years. He could play foreign country ball.
are we having fun yet???
Biggest stunner of the Fox era.
Well done boys
So the key to beating a good team on the road?
They shoot 10% from 3....
we have to get to double bonus
Grant with 2 misses early in the shot clock.
Anybody ever see Anticevich drive like that to the hoop before. After his miserable three or four games he has devised some new moves than he never used before.
Dagger 3 by Makale....
Ducks offensive sets are horrible...mostly 1/1 and not a lot ball movement.
Cal needs to survive till sheperd can return
Cal could win this
Melting time is key now.
F-ing Shepherd misses 2 FTs at 10:10...that could hurt.
this is what I mean by cal has to maintain their poise
Ducks doing everything they can to hand this game over...
This team is the worst with the in-bounds pass. JB can't be the in-bound passer! This is coaching.
10 second clock doesn't reset with out of bounds?
Turn on the game and Lars with a turnover and back to back almosts....
C'mon Lance, be strong with the ball!