Bears announce 2012-13 schedule

A battle of brainy teams, a trip to Madison, Wisc., and four other matchups against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament last year highlight the Cal men’s basketball team’s regular season schedule released Friday. The Bears’ 31-game regular season slate includes 16 home games — four of which will be against teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
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Cal men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery's contract was extended two years through the 2015-16 season on Monday.

Montgomery signed through 2015-16

Mike Montgomery isn’t going anywhere. The head coach of the Cal men’s basketball team agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, according to a press release Monday. “Mike is a proven winner as a coach on the basketball court and as a mentor in developing our student-athletes
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Bears lose two guards to transfer

Bench players Murray, Rossi depart

Coach Mike Montgomery will start next season with another thin roster. Backup guards Emerson Murray and Alex Rossi are leaving Cal. Both appear on a list of transfers reported by CBS Sports’ Jeff Goodman. The two have been little used in their time on campus, but would have likely seen
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Photo Gallery: Pac-12 Tournament

This past weekend, both the Cal men’s and women’s basketball teams played in the Pac-12 Tournament against Stanford, Colorado and other teams. The men lost in the semifinals, while the women advanced to the final. Both squads have first-round games in the NCAA Tournament this week.

Jorge Gutierrez is the first player in Pac-12 history to win Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year honors. The senior guard has cemented his legacy on the Cal program in his four years in Berkeley.

Heart and bones

Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez is the rare star who excels not just because of talent but through will, resolve and heart. Not yet graduated, the senior guard has already become a legend at Cal.

Most kids dream about hitting game-winning shots. As the clock ticks down in their imaginary NBA Finals or NCAA Tournament, they step back and release. Swish. Not Jorge Gutierrez. His dream scenario: diving for a steal and hurling the ball down court for a transition dunk. “I just want the
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Confessions of a displaced Jayhawk

“Damn.” All parents have that story of their child’s first time cursing. “Taylor! You can’t say that!” To which four-year-old me responded, “I know Mommy. It’s only OK when I’m watching Kansas.” Boy, did my dad get in trouble for that one. March Madness has been in my blood since
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