BERKELEY — Cal men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery was reprimanded by the Pac-12 Conference on Monday for shoving one of his own players in the chest during a game.
The conference did not announce what specific punishment Montgomery received for his actions Sunday night, although he will not be suspended.
“While emotions can run high in competitive environments, Pac-12 coaches are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect credit on the institution and the conference,” Commissioner Larry Scott said. Read More
BERKELEY — Allen Crabbe extended his arms out wide and flashed three fingers on both hands. David Kravish and Richard Solomon chest-bumped each other, screaming in celebration. Mike Montgomery just took a seat on the bench and smiled.At long last this season, the Cal men’s basketball team has the look of a consistent winner.Kravish had a career-high 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Solomon added 17 points and eight rebounds, and Cal coasted past UCLA 76-63 on Thursday night behind a big first half. Read More
MORAGA — No. 5 Gonzaga took a major step toward winning the West Coast Conference regular-season men’s basketball title on Thursday by beating St. Mary’s 77-60 at sold-out McKeon Pavilion.
The Bulldogs built a 15-point lead in the second half, then had to beat back a St. Mary’s rally to end the Gaels’ nine-game winning streak and hand St. Mary’s its first home loss of the season.
Gary Bell Jr. had 20 points for Gonzaga (24-2, 11-0 WCC), while Kevin Pangos added 18 and Kelly Olynyk had 17. Read More
The USF baseball team finds itself with a familiar feeling to start the 2013 season, which kicks off Friday against Cal Poly.
Once again the Dons were not picked to win the West Coast Conference title, which they last claimed in 2011, and once again they will rely on pitching and defense, hoping for enough offense to stay competitive. The Dons finished 29-30 last season, and have higher hopes this season. Read More
BERKELEY — Within eight days, the Cal men’s basketball team knocked off two top-10 opponents and now the Bears are suddenly contenders for an NCAA Tournament berth in March.
With victories over No. 9 Arizona and No. 23 Oregon, the Bears (14-9, 6-5 Pac-12 Conference) now have two signature wins and they will get a chance to further bolster their résumé when another Pac-12 heavywight, UCLA (18-6, 8-3), storms into Haas Pavilion tonight. Read More
STANFORD — Almost a week after signing day, Stanford might have landed its biggest addition heading into next season.
The school announced Monday that Tyler Gaffney is leaving professional baseball to make a surprise return to the football team. After a year of playing in the minors for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Gaffney will rejoin the Cardinal for the second half of spring practices when he enrolls in classes again April 1. Read More
STANFORD — Imagine everyone agreed you were the best at what you did. Imagine enough people told you that you believed it. Imagine you planned on starting your professional career by being recognized as the best in front of the whole world. Now imagine that the one person whose opinion of you matters most decides someone else is better. And eventually it appears seven people are better. Now what do you do? Read More
TEMPE, Ariz. — Evan Gordon scored 23 points, while Ruslan Pateev had 12 points and eight rebounds as the Arizona State men’s basketball team held on to beat Cal 66-62 on Thursday.
The Sun Devils (18-5, 7-3 Pac-12 Conference) went up 16 points after a 17-3 run in the first half and kept the lead around double digits until the Bears (13-9, 5-5) tightened up defensively in the closing minutes.
Justin Cobbs hit a 3-pointer to cut Arizona State’s lead to three and followed Gordon’s two free throws with another trey to pull the Bears within 64-62 with 22 seconds left. Read More
STANFORD — Two and a half years ago, Cal’s baseball program was placed on the chopping block. The community responded by providing the funding to keep the program alive, and the team responded by making a historic run to the College World Series in 2011.
While the program was saved — and will even get lights and a new scoreboard at Evans Diamond this spring — the near death of the program is not without repercussions. Read More
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona got off to an awful start, threatening to spoil its anniversary party at the McKale Center. Even when the Wildcats rallied to get within reach of Stanford, they couldn't seem to pull away.
The seniors, as usual, took over just in time.
Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and led a key stretch in the second half, Solomon Hill scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half, and No. 7 Arizona held off Stanford 73-66 Wednesday night on the 40th anniversary of the first game at the McKale Center. Read More