Jonathan Kuperberg

A marquee game amidst a weak Pac-12

Seize the day. That’s what the Cal men’s basketball team must do at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Marquee games in the Pac-12 are few and far between this year. No team is ranked in the top 25. If the season ended today, only two squads would make the NCAA tournament. Which
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Justin Cobbs and the Bears are expected to continue their home winning streak and defeat the Wildcats on Thursday night.

Thin Cal squad faces Huskies in Seattle

On Wednesday morning — only barely awake — the Cal men’s basketball team boarded a plane for its second Pac-12 road trip. Alaska Airlines flight No. 357, headed to Seattle for a Thursday evening bout with Washington. Either fittingly or ominously, the 5:30 p.m. tipoff will be at Alaska Airlines
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Cal forward Solomon ruled academically ineligible

Forward Richard Solomon has been ruled academically ineligible and will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season. His departure ends what has been a up-and-down winter for the 6-foot-10 sophomore, and leaves the Cal men’s basketball team — tied with Stanford for first in the Pac-12 — with very little
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Mens Basketball 1-14-11

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 3

No. 1: Cal (15-4, 5-1) The Harper Kamp offensive renaissance bodes well for a balanced Cal offense. The senior forward scored 14 points in the Bears’ two wins this past week, keeping the offense afloat in Thursday’s hard-fought win over Colorado. Allen Crabbe will need to snap out of his
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Jonathan Kuperberg

Colorado, Utah surely glad to be on the way home

Welcome to the Pac-12 road, Colorado and Utah. Both teams probably felt pretty good after the first two weeks of the conference season. The Buffaloes were alone in first place, the only squad undefeated in Pac-12 play. Behind an 18-point win over Washington and a 40-point drubbing of Utah, Colorado
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Senior forward Harper Kamp had another solid game on Saturday night, registering 14 points and six boards.

Cal shuts down Utah to remain unbeaten at home

Seven minutes is a long time in a basketball game. It probably seemed like a lifetime for Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak on Saturday night. His squad went scoreless for seven minutes and 10 seconds midway through the first half. During that stretch, the Cal men’s basketball team turned a one-point
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Senior forward Harper Kamp led the Bears with 14 points, his highest scoring total since Nov. 21.

Cal rebuffs Colorado in comeback victory

Bears hand Buffaloes first conference loss

The clock read 35.3 when the handshakes started. A little too early to be proper, but permissible given the ugly game Cal had fought through Thursday night. Hosting red-hot but unproven Colorado, the Bears earned a 57-50 win despite going scoreless for nearly six minutes and flirting with a season-low
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

No. 1: Cal (13-4, 3-1) When the Bears struggled with frontline depth, Allen Crabbe started getting more minutes. The 6-foot-6 swingman is averaging just over 37 minutes against conference opponents, and has been making the most of his time on the court. His 16.5 points per game ranks third in
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