Jonathan Kuperberg

Finale crucial despite little shot of title

At Wednesday’s press conference, Cal coach Mike Montgomery jokingly asked whom the Bears were playing this week. “Let’s play two,” he said. If only. The Bears close out the regular season Sunday with their rivalry rematch against Stanford, and while that game will hopefully be as exciting as their first
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Basketball vs. Oregon State

Bears don’t downplay finale with Cardinal

Tipoff is Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion. The stadium has 7,329 seats, almost all of which will be taken up by red, blue or gold masses. Cal’s David Kravish will line up across from whomever Stanford — its starters always in flux — plays at center. The referee will
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 9

No. 1: Washington (20-8, 13-3) Washington can almost turn on cruise control; win its last two games, and a Pac-12 Championship banner goes up at Hec Ed. The Huskies must play both in Los Angeles, but they’ll finish off the season with arguably their easiest stretch of the season. USC
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A Pac-12 title is now in doubt for the Bears after their Sunday loss to Colorado.

Buffs damage Cal’s title chances

Coors Events Center was clothed in white to celebrate the seniors of the Colorado men’s basketball team. Before an applauding crowd of 11,043, the departing players left their home stadium with one final win, a dominant 70-57 effort. Harper Kamp, Cal’s fifth-year senior, was at the other end of the
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Senior forward Harper Kamp scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting in the Bears’ road victory Thursday evening.

First-place Bears dismiss Utes in Salt Lake City

If Utah’s plan Thursday night was to shut down Justin Cobbs and Allen Crabbe, then the Utes succeeded with flying colors. If Utah’s plan was to win, well, that didn’t go so well. Despite a sluggish start, the Cal men’s basketball team took care of the Utes, 60-46, in a
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Point guard Justin Cobbs is the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Week after tallying a combined 38 points and 21 assists in a home sweep of the Oregon schools.

Cal continues Pac-12 title race against slumping Utah

The Cal men’s basketball team last played Utah on Jan. 14, and what happened at Haas Pavilion was arguably the most embarrassing event customers paid to see all winter. The Utes’ 81-45 loss looked ugly enough on paper, but watching the diminutive red-and-black lineup brick shots was a sight that
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Justin Cobbs, Allen Crabbe and the Bears are first in the Pac-12 but do not receive much respect nationally.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 8 (Song Edition)

For our antepenultimate Pac-12 Power Rankings of the men’s basketball season, we have decided to go a different route — a different octave, if you will. We have chosen a song to correspond with each team on our list. Enjoy. No. 1: California (22-6, 12-3) — Aretha Franklin, “Respect” The Bears
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Sophomore point guard Justin Cobbs scored a career-high 28 points to go along with eight assists in the Bears' win.

Cobbs ruffles Ducks’ feathers in thriller

Devoe Joseph was going to take the last shot, and all of Haas Pavilion knew it. In the last 30 seconds, the 6-foot-4 guard had drained two attempts from downtown, willing Oregon into a one-possession game. With his Ducks down three points, he waited at the top of the arc,
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