Time: 7:00 PM PT
TV: Pac-12 Network
Radio: KGO 810AM or The Varsity Network
KenPom Prediction: 73-64 Loss (22% chance to win)
Flipping the switch from a close loss team to a close win team. (I hope)
Mark is doing an excellent job, but UC Southern Branch isn't a test of an improved defense.
I'm a Maryland grad that drove the 375 miles to Pauley 2 weeks ago and I drove to the Rose Bowl to see California beat the livin' crap out of UC Southern Branch Traitors a month before that. Maryland is not a good team, but UC Southern Branch is absolutely atrocious. Wish I made the trip today to see The Traitors lose again. They are 1-7 in the past 19 days.
Fabulous coaching by Mark Madsen.
So satisfying to beat legendary UCLA in their own gorgeous sparkling pavilion
And in front of thousands of their fans.
So so many Cal fans there too. Very, very thrilling !!!
So many past close contests. Now the wins will begin !!!
Finally a solid win! Might have been start to finish? There was some luck and room for improvement, as always, but this quality win was earned.
I am at Pauley and saw the Bears win. Try a rock fight. But Mad Dog beat UCLA!
GO BEARS! Goodnight and farewell Pauly Pavillion!
Didn't realize I was holding my breath before Cone's shot fell and I exhaled.
So far so good…..but.
Another pass to Aimaq on the perimeter where he reaches instead of going out to get it. These passes aren't incredible but it's still a pattern. I wonder if it's from when he had a foot injury? Or maybe it's just the step up in competition?
Fardaws needs some better footwork under the basket. He's really good at posting up outside the restricted area but is limited when inside there.
Collars getting tight
Again with the turnovers. Cal needs a way to stop letting opponents chain those together. Some of it looks like the receiver (Aimaq) not stepping out to grab the pass.
Tyson with multiple lethal drives from the 3-point line. Beautiful. He's not nearly the size or strength of LeBron but it's something we see LeBron do a lot.
Can we get cal off the pac 12 network! I can never watch them. Pac 12 not on direct tv or YouTube tv.
Sloppy passing on the perimeter two straight possessions (Tyson and Kennedy) again. Good response with the cut but UCLA will keep up the pressure.
Cal's blazing hot from 3 and UCLA can't buy a bucket. That's great, but let's not think this pattern will last the whole game. Cal is getting boards, defending, and handling the ball cleanly, though.
Hopefully Cronin’s comments about his players demotivates and not motivational