goodnight. - Rob (Signing off at 12:39AM PT on Tuesday)
I went to the game last night (my first since the days of Leon Powe) and my observations as a non-expert.
First, Cal was very lucky that the game ended up being that close. They did not play like that.
Second, Cal had WAY, WAY too many turnovers.
Third, Cal had WAY too many fouls.
Fourth, UTEP did a far better job getting decent shots around the basket. Cal had too many poor shots under the basket; some even looked like the players were just throwing the ball up and hoping that they got lucky or got fouled.
Even though this is only the fifth game under Madsen, I would have hoped for a big improvement in turnovers and fouls. If we don't improve significantly, I would guess that we are looking at a ten win season at best.
I did enjoy watching Madsen on the sidelines. He roamed back and forth, shouted instructions to the players, and used hand gestures for plays. Really animated. Also, JSerra has a really nice gym.
I hope that Cal plays better than last night, otherwise this wil be a long season.
True. I think the team is going to get better. I know Madsen is a great coach. But I’m also concerned because the competition is going to be stiffer coming up.
Dude just called us Stanford. Find him.
HOLY CANNOLI WHAT A DUNK IM SORRY MONTY
I hope we have another little run left in us.
i hate these referees, adding years to this game
We may not be great yet, but these games have been entertaining.
Tyson has not looked great tonight. How many turnovers does he have?
Bench and young guys looking much better today, more prepared and much more confident
We want Bradley! We want Bradley!
Bears rapid 6-0 run out of half!
ND has a surprisingly smooth stroke at the line.
Didn’t know Gus had that tool in his belt.
Cals offense is a lot of standing around and waiting for the ball. Allows for UTEP to overpressure on ball and off ball as nobody can drive past or backdoor cut
I guess Cone has a green light.
Our zone defense kinda sucks
The reparte of these is announcers is, uh, distracting.
UTEP coach's face looking too memeable there.
Can someone strip a layer of wax off the court? Dudes are sliding like it's a bowling alley.
Newell is playing like he's high lol
Baseline out of bounds plays have been terrible so far this season. Unsure if its cuz of how they are designed or executed but either way something that needs to be worked on
Best and most confident Brown has looked
Tyson LOOKS like a strong basketball player. I don't love the hair - but then I'm an mid-forties white guy so I resent any guy with a pony tail.
Heh..just before the game started the announcers said that Mark Fox is a good coach but Cal had a lot of injuries last year.
Aimaq has been so underwhelming
Now this is….sicko stuff. I’m here for it
You gotta subscribe to cbs sports networks to get it. Rats
Go Bears! S very late game.
IS THERE REALLY A CAL BASKETBALL TEAM? CAN THEY PEALLY PLAY BASKETBALL? HOW MUCH HELP DO THEY NEED? FROM WHOM?? GEEZE, ITS BEEN SO VERY LONG SINCE...................................................!!