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Cal Men's Basketball: Bears Drop Rivalry Match Against the Stanford Cardinal, Lose 46-75
California made only 30% of its attempted field goals
The California Golden Bears (3-18, 2-8 Pac-12) could not score a basket Saturday night, losing its rivalry match-up 46-75 against the Stanford Cardinal (9-12, 3-7 Pac-12).
Cardinal starters Maxime Raynaud and Harrison Ingram scored 15 points and 14 points, respectively, to prevent the Golden Bears from leaving Stanford, Calif., with the regular-season sweep.
Unlike the contest earlier this season, California only managed to sink five three-pointers against the Cardinal. In contrast, the Golden Bears tied a school-record 16 shots from downtown when the two teams met in Haas Pavilion on Jan. 6.
The embarrassing beat for the Golden Bears might be due to the absence of its leading scorer Devin Askew. Askew suffered an injury in December and has missed six consecutive games since Dec. 31, 2022. Instead, the visiting team’s leader was Sam Alajiki, who contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds to complete a double-double.
No other Golden Bear scored in the double digits on the Farm.
California connected on only 30% of its attempted field goals and trailed for most of the game. The Cardinal led the Golden Bears by 11 points going into halftime and never lost its lead in the second half, which was as high as 37 points with 2:42 remaining in the game.
The loss against Stanford is California’s fifth straight in a row.
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