Senior forward Harper Kamp will look to carry a thin Cal squad down the stretch in search of a conference title.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

No. 1: Cal (16-5, 6-2) Cal couldn’t sweep its Washington road trip, but considering how thin the Bears are, that’s not much of a surprise. Mike Montgomery’s squad still looks like the best in the conference; it’s just not constructed for long road trips or the eventual Pac-12 tournament’s jam-packed
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Conference Questions

Is UCLA head coach Ben Howland on the hot seat? If not for a once-in-a-generation Florida team, Ben Howland could have led the Bruins to consecutive championships in 2006 and 2007. He took squads without big-time recruits, and taught them defense. The result: two Final Fours. But UCLA’s third consecutive
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Thin roster still hungers for title

When the Cal men’s basketball team started this season, fans were thinking championship or bust. With over a month to go, some may already be leaning bust. The Bears are still tied for first in the Pac-12, but the blue and gold faithful have plenty of reasons to cry doom
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Mens Basketball 1-14-11

Bears fall into first-place tie with loss to WSU

Chaos reigns in the Pac-12. A game that saw the Cal men’s basketball team fall out of sole possession of first place ended in appropriate flurry. Washington State’s Davonte Lacy drained a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, drawing the foul for a shot at a four-point lead. The shot was
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Jorge Gutierrez nearly registered a triple-double in the Bears' victory over Washington on Thursday, with nine points, eight boards and seven assists.

Cal escapes from Seattle with win

“Survived” is probably an apt description. The Cal men’s basketball team outlasted a scoring flurry by Washington to defeat the Huskies, 69-66, on Thursday evening at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The Bears (16-4, 6-1 in the Pac-12) held a comfortable eight-point lead with two and a half minutes remaining in the
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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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