Welcome to the tournament of losers

They’re playing a game Wednesday, and maybe even a few more after that, but for all intents and purposes, the Cal men’s basketball season is over. Thinking back on where these guys were just weeks ago, it’s pretty crazy they’re preparing to host a first-round NIT game against Utah Valley.
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 2

1. No. 1 Arizona (17-0, 4-0 in Pac-12) (Previous: 1st) The Wildcats almost blew a 13-point lead against UCLA when they let the Bruins rip off a 15-1 run late in the second half. But Arizona held on to its perfect record, defeating the Bruins 79-75. Luckily for the Wildcats,
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 1

1. Arizona (15-0, 2-0 Pac-12) The Wildcats showed off their highly touted defense when they rolled, as expected, over Washington State and Washington. The question now is how far the top ranked team in the country can go before it suffers a loss. — Riley McAtee 2. Colorado (13-2, 2-0)
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Cal men’s basketball prepares to host UC Santa Barbara

Last week brought a rough couple of games for the Cal men’s basketball team. After losing 6-foot-10 center Richard Solomon to a corneal abrasion midway through the Maui Invitational, the Bears’ elite interior defense promptly imploded. Cal (6-2) allowed more than 1.2 points per possession in losses to Syracuse and
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