Las Vegas is the perfect host for this week’s Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament: with a wide-open field, every team is a gamble. Cal appeared to be the favorites eight days ago, having won nine of its last 10 games. But the Bears failed to grab the tournament’s top seed, losing 83-70 to Stanford on their home floor a week ago. Then, Washington State knocked off UCLA and Colorado and Utah beat Oregon. Read More
After opening the season with 30 straight victories, the City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team will face its biggest test when it goes for win No. 31 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
If the Rams are going to advance to next weekend’s California Community College Athletic Association Final Four in Sacramento, they’ll need to win their rematch with Santa Rosa — the state’s best shooting team — at home Saturday. Read More
BERKELEY — As the final seconds ticked off the clock at Maples Pavilion on Jan. 19, the Cal and Stanford men’s basketball teams appeared to be headed in opposite directions. The Cardinal snagged a crucial win and seemed poised for a turnaround, while the Bears continued to sink, dropping their seventh game in 11 outings. Read More
It took a late season rally in which the Dons won five of their last seven regular season games and getting through four tiebreakers with San Diego, but USF earned the fifth seed in the West Coast Conference tournament, which begins today in Las Vegas. Read More
He was a freshman at Leuzinger High School near Los Angeles, 5-foot-7 and unimpressive.
“I guess people didn’t take me seriously,” Delon Wright, now 20, said. “I was like really skinny and I wasn’t as athletic as I am right now. So a lot of people doubted me — like I’d never be as good as my brother.” Read More
The City College of San Francisco men’s basketball team was dominant in the regular season en route to racking up a perfect 28-0 record. As a result, the Rams were rewarded with the top seed in the Northern California Regional of the state tournament Monday. 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. Read More
STANFORD — If timing is everything, the Stanford men’s basketball team chose the right moment for a breakout performance.
After a sluggish start to the Pac-12 Conference season, the Cardinal (12-8, 3-4) grabbed its most lopsided conference victory in nine years, whupping Utah 87-56 on Sunday. The win gives Stanford some desperately needed momentum as No. 10 Oregon (18-2, 7-0) storms into Maples Pavilion tonight. Read More
Two men’s basketball teams struggling with consistency meet today when Oregon State visits Cal, which has lost three of its last five games to fall below .500 in Pac-12 Conference play.
The Beavers were unable to build on their surprising win over Washington last week and lost 71-68 to Washington State on Saturday. Read More
A bleak season in Berkeley received a jolt of good news this week: Brandon Smith appears healthy enough to rejoin the Cal men’s basketball team in the near future.
After a 6-0 start, the Bears’ season suddenly took a 180-degree turn in December. Smith went down with a head injury, sophomore guard Ricky Kreklow re-injured his surgically repaired right foot and the team has lost seven of its past 11 games. Read More