Jorge Gutierrez led the Bears with 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in their win over USC on Thursday.

Cal easily dispatches Anteaters in season opener

It was only two minutes and six seconds into the Cal men’s basketball team’s 2011-12 season, but one thing was already abundantly clear: Zone the Bears at your own risk. Sophomore guard Allen Crabbe hit two opener 3-pointers in the opening minutes en route to a game-high 24 points, as
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Bears open regular season against Anteaters

On Friday night, the chase begins. The Haas Pavilion doors will open for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff against UC Irvine, students will crowd each other for free soup and bread (for the first 1,000) and the Cal men’s basketball team will start a four-month run at another conference title. The
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Cal Basketball Vs. UCSD Exhibition Game

Bears cobble second-half run to rout Tritons

For over seven minutes, the No. 24 Cal basketball team couldn’t shake off UCSD. Yes, that other state campus, the one with a Division II hoops squad that finished 11-17 last season. The Tuesday night exhibition at Haas Pavilion wasn’t supposed to unfold this way, the host trailing by as
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Montgomery cancer free after diagnosis a month ago

LOS ANGELES — There weren’t too many surprises at Friday’s Pac-12 Basketball Media Day, but there was definitely one big one — and then one big collective sigh of relief. It had been reported that Cal coach Mike Montgomery underwent successful surgery on Oct. 19, but the athletic department did
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Boom Tho, a saying between friends, became an internet phenomenon for Rod Benson.

Boom Boom Pow

Trekking everywhere from North Dakota to South Korea, former Cal basketball player Rod Benson has started a movement: Boom Tho.

Welcome to the Boom Tho Game Show! First question: In about 10 words, what is Boom Tho? Is it: a. Wearing a ridiculously oversized mask in a professional dunk contest b. “An occurrence of an uncommonly good thing” c. Former Cal and current Korean Basketball League basketball player Rod Benson
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Sports In Brief

Robert Thurman headlines Cal hoops’ European Tour Robert Thurman tallied three points all of last season. Don’t tell Europe that. The Cal men’s basketball power forward poured in 38 points in the final two games of the Bears’ European Tour. Cal defeated the Danish National Team, 81-73, on Saturday at
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Bears abroad: men’s hoops squad kicks off European tour

Cal posts 18-point win in Sunday opener, resumes play Monday morning

This week, the Cal’s men’s basketball team will be have an “us against the world” mentality … literally. The Bears got off to a good start as they tipped off their five-game northern European tour with an 89-71 win against the Swedish league’s Solna Vikings on Sunday. Cal is hoping
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2011-2012 Men’s basketball schedule released

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with … Mike Montgomery and Ben Howland? Yup. That’s one of the highlights on Cal’s recently-released men’s basketball schedule. The Bears will ring in their Pac-12 play with a pair of late December games at Haas Pavilion: on the 29th against USC and the 31st against
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