October 9, 2010 |
Reporting from Berkeley The day was going to come when UCLA was going to have to throw the ball. It arrived Saturday in a 35-7 loss to California. The Bruins' "pistol" offense had rolled up yards on the ground the last three weeks. The Bears took that away Saturday. UCLA completed 15 of 37 passes for 118 yards. "We have been running the ball so well that it's tough to go away from that," quarterback Kevin Prince said. "I'm not saying that's why the passing game is out of sync.
October 8, 2010 |
You could say things are up in the air for UCLA's defense. Was last week's aerial show by Washington State merely a spot of turbulence? Or was the ease with which the Cougars moved the ball through the air a harbinger of real trouble ahead? Jeff Tuel passed for 311 yards and two touchdowns as Washington State scared the "we beat Texas" out of the Bruins before UCLA rallied to win, 42-28. "I think we need to get our confidence back," UCLA strong safety Tony Dye said.
October 7, 2010 |
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince said that once the game against California rolls around Saturday, his injured right knee will be "100%. " It may need to be. California will be looking to improve its gun-control efforts. The Golden Bears had very little success against Nevada's "pistol" offense, giving up 316 yards rushing in a 52-31 loss. "It's a very efficient offense and it's difficult to have all phases covered," Bears Coach Jeff Tedford said. The Bears chose to let Wolf Pack quarterback Colin Kaepernick run. He obliged them, gaining 148 yards in 17 carries, which included three touchdown runs.
March 11, 2010 |
California came to the Pacific Life Pac-10 men's basketball tournament with two goals for its quarterfinal game against Oregon: Beat the Ducks and not expend too much energy doing so. Top-seeded Cal had no problems Thursday, cruising to a 90-74 victory at Staples Center that advanced the Golden Bears into a Friday night semifinal against UCLA. "I was pleased with the fact that really nobody played over 30 minutes so it gives us a little bit of a chance to rest," Cal Coach Mike Montgomery said after his team improved to 22-9.
February 26, 2010
Jerome Randle scored 24 points and took over the game in the second half to help California move a step closer to clinching its first conference title in 50 years with a 95-71 victory over Arizona on Thursday night. Jamal Boykin added 20 points and 10 rebounds, Theo Robertson scored 18, and Patrick Christopher had 14 for the Golden Bears (19-9, 11-5 Pac-10). Cal can clinch at least a share of its first Pac-10 title since 1960 by beating Arizona State on Saturday in its final home game of the regular season.
February 19, 2010
Stanford 72, at Oregon 65: Landry Fields scored 21 points, Jeremy Green added 18 and the Cardinal (12-14, 6-8 Pacific 10 Conference) won on the road for the first this year with a victory against the Ducks. Jeremy Jacob scored 19 points and E.J. Singler 15 for the Ducks (12-13, 4-9), who dropped their fourth straight. at Oregon State 80, California 64: Roeland Schaftenaar tied a season high with 22 points to lead the Beavers (12-13, 6-7) to a victory over the Pac-10-leading Golden Bears (17-9, 9-5)
February 12, 2010
Jerome Randle scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half, Jamal Boykin added 20 points and 11 rebounds and California (16-8, 8-4) kept hold of its top spot in the Pacific 10 Conference with a 93-81 victory over Washington on Thursday night at Berkeley. Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points for the Huskies (16-8, 6-6), who are 0-7 on the road. Arizona State 56, Oregon State 46 -- Derek Glasser scored 16 points at Tempe, Ariz., as the Sun Devils (17-8, 7-5) rebounded from a 23-point loss at Washington to defeat the Beavers (10-13, 4-7)
February 7, 2010 |
The pregame lead-up at Pauley Pavilion includes a video message from Coach Ben Howland, who says, "This is our house." The Bruins' players, in the locker room before home games, always remind each other, "This is the place we've got to protect," forward Nikola Dragovic said. Yet, life under those 11 national championship banners has been anything but business as usual this season. UCLA proved that again Saturday in a 72-58 loss to California that had spectators flying for the exit as if the arena's renovation was to begin at the final buzzer.
January 22, 2010
Patrick Christopher scored all 21 of his points in the first half as California quickly took a commanding lead, and the Golden Bears beat Oregon, 89-57, Thursday night in Berkeley. Christopher scored 14 straight points for his team late in the first half to help Cal (12-6, 4-2) stay in first place in the Pacific 10 Conference with Arizona State. Jeremy Jacob scored 13 points for the Ducks (10-8, 2-4). at Stanford 59, Oregon State 35: Landry Fields had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Cardinal (9-9, 3-3)
January 9, 2010
USC tonight AT CALIFORNIA When: 7:30. Where: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Records: USC 10-5 overall, 2-1 Pacific 10 Conference; California 9-5, 1-1. Update: USC had an eight-game winning streak ended at Stanford on Thursday, 54-53, and is 0-3 in road games. California, a preseason pick to win the Pacific 10 Conference, fell in overtime to UCLA, 76-75, Thursday. The Golden Bears' top scorers are Jerome Randle, who is averaging 19 points a game, and Patrick Christopher, averaging 16.1.