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Basketball: Can Bears get historic desert sweep?

OK, here’s something even I didn’t remember. In fact, I was so sure it couldn’t be true that I re-checked it three times: Cal has NEVER pulled off a (Pac-10) road sweep against the Arizona schools.

Yeah. Wow!

Cal will try to re-write that long history Sunday at Arizona in a battle for first place in the Pac-10.

Here’s my story on the Cal-ASU game from this morning’s editions. From the Arizona Republic, this look at how ASU’s defense suddenly is slipping.

And here is Cal’s year-by-year ledger in the desert since the Arizona schools joined the conference in 1978-79:

2009:
Cal 83, Arizona 77
ASU 83, Cal 66
2008:
Arizona 83, Cal 73
Cal 76, ASU 73
2007:
Arizona 94, Cal 85
Cal 66, ASU 62, OT
2006:
Arizona 66, Cal 65
Cal 88, ASU 58
2005:
Arizona 97, Cal 66
Cal 84, ASU 82
2004:
Arizona 95, Cal 75
Cal 74, ASU 62
2003:
Arizona 95, Cal 80
ASU 75, Cal 70
2002:
Arizona 99, Cal 53
Cal 91, ASU 80
2001:
Arizona 78, Cal 75
Cal 82, ASU 67
2000:
Arizona 70, Cal 61
ASU 85, Cal 76
1999:
Arizona 91, Cal 74
ASU 69, Cal 66
1998:
Arizona 76, Cal 73
ASU 99, Cal 80
1997:
Arizona 81, Cal 80
ASU 64, Cal 60
1996:
Arizona 71, Cal 68
ASU 56, Cal 53
1995:
Cal 74, Arizona 72
ASU 100, Cal 81
1994:
Cal 98, Arizona 93, OT
ASU 63, Cal 60
1993:
Arizona 93, Cal 81
ASU 90, Cal 83
1992:
Arizona 100, Cal 77
ASU 74, Cal 71
1991:
Arizona 100, Cal 63
ASU 87, Cal 78
1990:
Arizona 71, Cal 70, OT
Cal 68, ASU 66
1989:
Arizona 86, Cal 59
Cal 73, ASU 63
1988:
Arizona 80, Cal 51
ASU 82, Cal 60
1987:
Cal 82, Arizona 81, 2 OT
ASU 61, Cal 53
1986:
Arizona 79, Cal 72, 2 OT
ASU 69, Cal 66
1985:
Arizona 66, Cal 48
ASU 61, Cal 60
1984:
Arizona 56, Cal 50
ASU 75, Cal 60
1983:
Cal 84, Arizona 59
ASU 79, Cal 69
1982:
Cal 85, Arizona 73
ASU 70, Cal 57
1981:
Arizona 73, Cal 72
ASU 81, Cal 68
1980:
Arizona 64, Cal 62
ASU 69, Cal 58
1979:
Arizona 69, Cal 64
Cal 70, ASU 59

Jeff Faraudo

  • Dave

    We can do it! That win last night at ASU was huuuuge. Now if we play our typical game where we shoot well, we will head home with a nice lead in the Pac-10. If we can take out an Arizona team with Buddinger and Hill, then I’m sure it’s overly possible this year as well.

  • The Wisdom Cow

    Never easy to win at AZ, but we have a good chance. I was not that suprised with the trivia. How many times did we beat Lute in AZ, twice?