What did you expect from California versus Stanford… a pillow fight?
These Bay Area rivals are accustomed to having things/players/musical instruments spill onto fields of play going back to 1982 and “The Play” that led to a shouting football exclamation, “The band is on the field!”
So, it wasn’t a huge surprise a “skirmish” broke out between the basketball teams Wednesday night near the end of Stanford’s 83-70 upset win at Haas Pavilion.
With ex-hippie Bill Walton calling the action on television in Berkeley, the scuffle broke out with 5:04 left, when Cal’s Allen Crabbe and Stanford’s Aaron Bright wrestled for a loose ball. Stanford center Dwight Powell intervened and appeared to elbow Crabbe out of the way.