Basketball: Bears crack top-20 . . . in RPI

Cal’s┬ávictory over Stanford — that’s four wins in a row and seven of eight for the Bears — has boosted it to No. 19 in the latest RealTimeRPI ratings.


Omar Samhan (Danville-San Ramon Valley HS) had 16 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, leading Saint Mary’s College (25-5) to a 69-55 win over Portland and into Monday’s championship game of the West Coast Conference tournament final against Gonzaga . . . Cory Higgins (Danville-Monte Vista HS) won Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 24.5 points in two victories.

Jeff Faraudo


  1. Bear land is waiting for word on Gutierrez’s ankle….

  2. Uh Oh, it was reported by JF on Saturday that Jorge has an ankle sprain and it will be determined if he can play on Thursday by tomorrow (Tuesday) or later.

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