Bears blow by Trojans in Los Angeles

This was the way it was supposed to be the first time. After defeating USC by only four points just before New Year’s, the Cal men’s basketball team on Thursday night made the Trojans look like a team that has won only once since the start of the year. The
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Bears remain wary of L.A. schools on road trip

There are 344 teams in Division I men’s basketball. They span 49 states and 32 conferences. USC, of course, is one of those squads, playing in the Pac-12, a so-called “Big Six” conference. Three hundred forty-four teams, and 340 score more points than the Trojans. There are only three teams
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 6

No. 1: Washington (16-7, 9-2) Washington has shot 47.4 percent through its past five games, all wins. This is not a superlative statistic, but in their two conference losses, the Huskies shot 37.5 percent (at Colorado) and 40.6 percent (vs. Cal). If they play up to their potential, they might
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Conference questions

After a Bay Area sweep, can Arizona run the table? Following a narrow home loss to Washington on Jan. 28, the Wildcats flew up to the Bay Area and blew up. First, a four-point win over Cal on Thursday for the Bears’ first home loss of the season. Then, Arizona
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Cal torches Sun Devils with 68-47 win at Haas

There wasn’t much surprise when Jordan Bachynski, who at 7-foot-2 is the tallest basketball player in Arizona State history, used his five-inch advantage to win the opening tip against Cal’s David Kravish. And as the ball sailed back toward those black and gold uniforms, hope hung in the Haas Pavilion
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Bears drop first home game in topsy-turvy tilt

The boos rained down in Haas Pavilion as the first half ended. The ruckus continued after the buzzer sounded, as Cal coach Mike Montgomery got a few more words in with the referees after 20 minutes of evil stares. It reached a deafening crescendo when the three men in striped
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Say a little prayer

Allen Crabbe’s range extends all the way to half court. He just doesn’t always shoot.

Allen Crabbe can shoot, plain and simple. He’s a shooter. It’s in his blood, pulsing powerfully in his veins. Just watch him launch a jumper — feet set, flick of the wrist, perfect release. His shooting motion is mechanically sound; his follow-through, flawless. The arc of his 3-pointer, like a
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Parrom party’s pitter patter

Last call. The party is over. Put away the champagne bottles, take down the drapers, blow out the candles. There will be no Parrom Party Thursday night. And that’s a shame. Kevin Parrom torched the Bears for 25 points, six assists and six rebounds at Haas Pavilion on Feb. 5,
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