Bears prepare for must-win game against Beavers

If the Cal basketball team wants any shot of playing in March at a tournament not named the NIT, a win against the Beavers at Thursday’s 7 p.m. contest at Haas is unquestionably needed. “We’ve got to get better,” coach Mike Montgomery said. “Hopefully, that sense of urgency is there.”
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Cal drops another one at Colorado

Maybe it was Colorado’s altitude. More likely, it was simply Colorado’s execution. The Cal men’s basketball team lost to the Buffaloes for the third consecutive time on Sunday afternoon, falling 81-71 at the Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Askia Booker scored 13 of his career-high 20 points in the
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Cal steals win from Utah at Salt Lake City

Much like last Saturday’s loss to Stanford, Allen Crabbe took more than 10 minutes to score his basket of the night against Utah. Luckily for the Cal men’s basketball team, it didn’t take until the second half for Crabbe to net his second basket. After hitting a 3-pointer at the
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Cal looks to rebound versus dark horses Utes

Thursday’s 5:30 p.m. visit to the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, would seem to be just what the doctor ordered for a Cal men’s basketball team that has lost four of its last six games. The Bears (10-7, 2-3 in the Pac-12) swept the 11th-place Utes
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Crabbe, Cobbs shoot blanks in loss to Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. — Too little, too late. Guards Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs combined for 23 of the Cal men’s basketball team’s 30 second-half points on Saturday afternoon. Trouble was, the scoring surge did not make up for their shooting woes in the first half. As a result, Stanford built
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Bears grind out sloppy win against Washington State

The Cal men’s basketball team came out Saturday looking just like the team that dropped an ugly 62-47 contest with Washington on Wednesday night, still plagued by turnovers and poor box outs. Luckily for the Bears, their opponents were even worse. Despite surrendering 21 offensive rebounds, Cal held on to
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Washington dominates glass en route to romp

Heading into Wednesday night’s matchup with the Cal men’s basketball team, Washington ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in rebounding — eight slots behind its opponents. Yet the Bears made them look like one of the best rebounding teams in in the country, surrendering 20 offensive boards en route to a
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UCLA wears down Cal in first Pac-12 game

LOS ANGELES — Late in the second half, the Cal men’s basketball team had the opportunity of a dramatic comeback. But too many missed chances spoiled the short-lived possibility. After being down by as much as 16 in the second half, the Bears closed the deficit to four points at the six-minute
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