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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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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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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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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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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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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Last Call

Statistics don't define Harper Kamp's injury-riddled career. His heart, his hustle and his teamwork do.

The question was simple, tossed out in one of the rooms along the southern hallway of Haas Pavilion. It was Jan. 12 and roughly a dozen reporters, sprawled across a directionless mass of chairs, peppered questions about Cal’s 57-50 win over Colorado. Do you feel like you stopped struggling tonight?
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