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I mentioned this in the WFC group chat. Our offensive output at Pauley in the MF era dropped from 51 PPG to 49 PPG! I also watched WCC basketball instead of this because....well duh

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Almost at the spread already

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Business as usual, another embarrassing loss. Coaches come and go but when you have one of, if not the worst AD in the P5 it really feels like this program is destined to remain a dumpster fire for the foreseeable future. Absent another scandal with one of the athletic programs, Joke Knowlton will be responsible for hiring the next basketball coach which is scary. I am not expecting or demanding final four appearances every year like Kentucky fans but it'd be nice to finish in the top four in the conference and have a legit chance at the tournament. Cal should never be in a situation where they are not even a top 15 California D1 basketball program.

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We suck.

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Feb 19·edited Feb 19

Embarrassing.

Tho not surprising

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Cal is employing the 3 stooges right now:

Knowlton, Fox, and Wilcox. It’s the holy trinity of suck and white privilege.

Mark Fox, should never be allowed to coach basketball at any level ever again. Unless you’re an NBA team trying to secure a lottery pick, he should never be allowed around a basketball gym in this country.

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Gobears49

Was wrong about Tremaine Foulkes. The player Todd Bozeman got in trouble for related to recruiting Jelani Gardner.

Per Wikipedia -- "Bozeman was forced to resign in August 1996, just over two months before the start of the 1996–97 season. He admitted paying $30,000 over two years to the parents of Golden Bears recruit Jelani Gardner so they could drive from their home in Mendocino to see him play. When Gardner's playing time dwindled, his parents turned Bozeman in to the NCAA and Gardner eventually transferred to Pepperdine."

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Gobears49

When did shot clock start in college basketball?

Image result for hot clock college basketball history

In college basketball, the shot clock lasts 30 seconds.

The first college shot clock was implemented in 1985, and was a 45-second clock. In 1993, the college shot clock was shortened to 35 seconds, and in 2015, it was further shortened to 30 seconds.

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Oh boy, this is going to be ugly. I predict a Cal loss of at least 30 points.

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Gobears49

Seems Cal's 43 points last night was the lowest in the shot clock era, or tied for it, but I've been wrong before.

https://www.sportscasting.com/10-worst-offensive-performances-of-college-basketballs-shot-clock-era-2/

While this may not be an exhaustive list, here are 10 of the other ugliest offensive outputs since 1986, a year that seems to be a logical dividing point in history after college hoops instituted a shot clock and 3-point line to prevent scores like Duke

7. California vs. Notre Dame, November 26, 2010

The California Golden Bears were undefeated heading into an Old Spice Classic semifinal date with Notre Dame, but that all came apart quickly. Cal was only able to muster five points (compared to the Fighting Irish’s 21) in the first half of an eventual 57-44 defeat. Of course, that wasn’t all that came apart that night at Disney: the tournament logo at center court also came unglued and had to be taped down during the game. ‘Twas an ugly night all the way around, apparently.

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the ball is in your court ...cal! gerbear

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Do we have sufficient incentives in place not to be terrible? It was like a high school team was playing the Warriors, and we are in the same conference! I feel like we need relegation or something!

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Yawn.

I'm glad I missed this one.

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Gobears49

Just checked and Todd Bozeman is now an assistant coach at Rhode Island.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Bozeman

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Gobears49

Any response to my Tremaine Foulkes question below, though I really am not sure I'm correct.

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Gobears49

Seems like Cal's lowest scoring game in the modern shot clock era ais not lower than forty-six points, since the list below goes up to forty-five points and Cal is not listed within that group. So all Cal fans watching this game could be watching a momentous game. But I read about two weeks ago that there were two different shot clocks in the modern era (before them there was not shot clock) and I am not sure the list incorporates both of them (most likely only the most recent shot clock change should count for the purpose of setting any records).

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2019-02-02/100-lowest-scoring-college-basketball-games-ranked-teams

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Glad to see Mark Fox has turned around the offense and is capable of change.

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38-15 at half. Not that close.

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Gobears49

Need to look up what the lowest Cal basketball score during the modern era (which was changed once or twice). Could be wiped out tonight.

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Gobears49

The announcer with Walton just said that Askew cannot transfer to another college next year or the following year.

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Apparently Askew is not allowed to transfer again.

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Same as it ever was

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will we get to 45?

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Down 16-2 to lvl off the game. Not looking good for the Bears.

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At least Bill Walton is on the call.

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No offense to the team but I think there may be a slight talent gap.

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HOW DID CAL CAL MANAGE THAT ONE WIN THIS SEASON OVER STANFURD?

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Go Bears! Beat the Little Bears!

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