Bears fall apart when it matters most

STANFORD, Calif. — Harper Kamp choked back tears, trying in vain to navigate the fall. Sitting in the bowels of Maples Pavilion, his eyes reddened. He should have been celebrating, he and the rest of the Cal roster clinching its second Pac-12 title in three years. Instead, they sat with
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Dominant Cardinal quell Cal’s claim at Pac-12 title

STANFORD, Calif. — There was really never any indication the Cal men’s basketball team would win on Sunday afternoon. So, when with less than a minute remaining, Stanford guard Aaron Bright grabbed consecutive offensive rebounds off missed free throws to clinch a 75-70 over the Bears, Cal’s fate had already
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Live blog: Cal vs. Stanford

Follow along as beat writers Jack Wang and Jonathan Kuperberg live blog the Cal men’s basketball game with Stanford at Maples Pavilion. If the Bears prevail, they win a share of the Pac-12 championship.

Finale crucial despite little shot of title

At Wednesday’s press conference, Cal coach Mike Montgomery jokingly asked whom the Bears were playing this week. “Let’s play two,” he said. If only. The Bears close out the regular season Sunday with their rivalry rematch against Stanford, and while that game will hopefully be as exciting as their first
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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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