Bears can’t hold back Beavers in first Pac-12 loss

The numbers didn’t lie. Heading into Thursday night as the Pac-12’s top offense, Oregon State dispatched the Cal men’s basketball team, 92-85, with a flurry of scoring runs. Also ranked the ninth-best scoring offense in the nation, the Beavers (11-4, 1-2 in the Pac-12) walked onto their home floor at
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Cal Basketball

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 1

No. 1: Cal (12-3, 2-0) No Pac-12 team is ranked, and Stanford and Cal are the only ones receiving votes. In a weakened conference, it’s championship or bust for the Bears.Returning three double-digit scorers, the Bears were expected to be title contenders in their fourth season under Mike Montgomery. But
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Cal escapes with 53-49 win over USC

It’s a down year for USC and a down year for the Pac-12. But it’s still conference play, and the Cal men’s basketball team escaped with a 53-49 win over the Trojans on Thursday evening to open the Pac-12 season. The Bears held a comfortable lead most of the game,
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Cal Basketball Vs. UCSD Exhibition Game

Rebels run over Bears in 85-68 romp

Anthony Marshall flies. His 6-foot-3, 200-pound frame uncoils, soars and hangs. His YouTube results include emphatic dunks against UNC and San Diego State, a portfolio he diversified with two slams against Cal on Friday. So why did Marshall settle for a soft lay-up on an easy first-half breakaway? The UNLV
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Cobbs propels Bears to victory over UCSB

If Jorge Gutierrez could shut down the nation’s leading scorer on Friday, surely he could stop the country’s fourth leading scorer on Monday. Except Gutierrez did not play in the Cal men’s basketball team’s 70-50 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Monday night at Haas Pavilion. The senior guard, who
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Jorge Gutierrez led the Bears with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in their win over USC on Thursday.

Gutierrez silences country’s top scorer in 20-point win

After the Cal men’s basketball team’s win over Austin Peay in November, guard Brandon Smith claimed he is happiest whenever the other team’s best player is a shooting guard. Why? Because that means Jorge Gutierrez will be defending him. On Friday night, the assignment was Weber State’s Damian Lillard: The
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Bears run over Tigers in 73-46 win

For the first time in his Cal career, Allen Crabbe came off the bench. When he finally stepped on the court, the star shooting guard was already warmed up and ready. Penalized for being late to the morning shoot-around, Crabbe lit up visiting Jackson State with a game-high 17 points,
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