Basketball: Stanford game thread

FINAL SCORE: Cal 74, Stanford 56. And it wasn’t that close. Stanford scored the game’s final 10 points against Cal’s subs. Bears win their fourth straight to improve to 17-13, 10-8 in the Pac-10. Stanford is 15-15, 7-11. 

1:06 2nd H: Monty calls timeout so he can take Sanders-Frison out. He gets a standing ovation, a high-five from his coach and a “Sanders-Frison” chant from the crowd. MSF finishes with 13 points/13 rebounds.

3:13 2nd H: Cal up 71-46. Crabbe has 24 points. Cal now awaits the outcome of tonight’s USC at Washington game. If the Huskies win, Cal is the No. 4 seed in the Pac-10 tournament and faces USC at noon Thursday. If USC beats UW, Cal is the No. 5 seed and faces USC at noon Thursday.

5:04 2nd H: Cal in charge at 69-46. Crabbe has 22 points — 19 in the second half.

7:56 2nd H: Cal leads 59-40. One of the coolest plays of the season a moment ago: Brandon Smith delivered an outlet pass to Gutierrez, who redicted a one-handed touch pass into the lane to Crabbe for the fastbreak layup. Kamp, still on the bench, has 20 points, Crabbe has 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Sanders-Frison has 12/12. Gutierrez has just two free throws, but six assists. Stanford up to 35 percent shooting.

10:14 2nd H: Cal leads 53-35, but Kamp picked up his third and fourth PFs in a span of 19 seconds and went out with 10:41 left. Gutierrez got his third PF with 10:31, so manpower could become an issue for the Bears, if they’re not careful.

11:32 2nd H: Cal leads 51-32. Kamp has 18 points, Crabbe has 12 and MSF has 10 points/11 rebounds. Green has 17 points for Stanford, the rest of the team has 15 on 7-for-26 shooting. Cal is 10 for 12 at the FT line, Stanford is 5 for 13.

12:20 2nd H: Cal has outscored Stanford 18-5 since the Cardinal pulled within 33-25 and now leads 51-30. Crabbe has nine of the 18 points, including the Bears’ first 3-pointer of the night and a breakaway dunk just before the current timeout.

15:55 2nd H: A shaky start to the second half for Cal, shot 0 for 3 and had three turnovers on its first four possessions, allowing Stanford to climb within 33-25. Layups by Kamp and Crabbe gave the Bears a little cushion but Green just hit a long 3-pointer and Stanford trails 37-28.

HALFTIME SCORE: Cal 33, Stanford 21. Stanford scored the final six points of the half to chop an 18-point margin to 12 points. Still, a strong 20 minutes for the Bears, who shot 46 percent and held Stanford to 28 percent. Kamp had 11 points and four rebounds for the Bears, but picked up his second foul with 42 seconds left in the half. Green scored 14 for Stanford, but his teammates combined to shoot 3 for 19.

THIS SCORE JUST IN: UCLA just beat WSU 58-54 in overtime, clinching either a No. 4 or 5 seed in the Pac-10 tournament for Cal.

3:59 1st H: Cal leads 29-13 after a baby hook shot by Sanders-Frison. Solomon has gone out with his second foul. Cal shooting 52 percent, Stanford 21 percent. Emerson Murray coming in for Cal — first sub other than Solomon. BTW: UCLA and WSU have gone to overtime in Pullman.

7:07 1st H: Cal leads 23-8. The Bears broke the game open with an 8-0 run that included two dunks by freshman Richard Solomon, who has six points. Stanford is shooting 3 for 15 from the field. Kamp has eight points for the Bears, who are shooting 58.8 percent. Gutierrez and Crabbe each have three assists.

11:34 1st H: Cal leads 12-4. Stanford shooting 2 for 10, Cal 5 for 11. Stanford has five turnovers, Cal four. Kamp has six points for Cal.

15:25 1st H: Kamp has four points and Cal leads 8-2 at the first scheduled timeout. Stanford’s starters shot 1 for 5 to start the game, so Johnny Dawkins replaced all five of them at the 16:38 mark. A lively atmosphere.

THESE SCORES JUST IN: Arizona beat Oregon 90-82 to wrap up the regular-season championship. Last-place Arizona State completed a weekend home sweep by beating ninth-place Oregon State 80-66. And second-place UCLA, down 32-19 on the road vs. short-handed Washington State (no Klay Thompson, no Reggie Moore), has battled back to tie the score at 35-all midway through the second half.

SENIOR DAY: Big cheers for Sanders-Frison, the Bears’ lone senior player. He was introduced, along with his parents and a couple siblings.

STARTING LINEUPS: Cal will go with its usual group — Markhuri Sanders-Frison, Harper Kamp, Allen Crabbe, Jorge Gutierrez and Brandon Smith. Stanford will start Josh Owens, Dwight Powell, Anthony Brown, Jarrett Mann and Jeremy Green.

WELCOME: Cal and Stanford are set to meet in the Pac-10 regular-season finale here at Haas Pavilion. We’ll have some pre-game Senior Day ceremonies in a few minutes. I’ll be back with starting lineups in a moment.

Jeff Faraudo

  • rollonubears

    tv dudes seem to agree that if we win 2 we’re in. we shall see. beating u$c is gonna be hard enough. thank goodness it’s at noon and nobody’ll be there.

  • milo

    Man that was a complete and total butt kicking. Go Bears!

  • SteveNTexas

    Nice win – maybe we will get some momentum from this. Our freshman have some experience now.

  • K1W

    Double-double for Markhuri in his last regular season home game. Nice! The Bears have changed quite a bit (for the better) since that first Pac-10 game. If Cal had retained all the “expected” players this year, I don’t think they would be as good a team as they are right now. The five current starters (plus Solomon) are a great well-balanced unit, who are only now beginning to play their best.

    (Impressive, how WSU took it to OT against UCLA without Klay Thompson or Reggie Moore.)

  • Paul Thomas

    Hard to get a more textbook example of addition by subtraction than Gary Franklin. Where would the team be if he had never matriculated? Almost certainly in the NCAA tournament, you’d think.

  • Bears

    DOMINATION by the Bears today! Great win and MSF was great. Awesome to see a great guy like him get the reception he did. He deserved it.
    California has a shot at the NCAA but we are going to have to beat some good teams to get it done.
    The Bears can do it, but will they?
    I sure as heck hope so…love watching this team and know they can beat anyone on any given day. Our players are good enough and continue to get better. Hope they can do it…sc at high noon Th!!!!
    Go Bears

  • wehofx

    Gary who?

  • takeoffthatredshirt

    stanford played with no heart.

    Bears played with emotion and energy.

    great times on campus for the game yesterday. the Bears Lair was rocking before and after the game. this has to be one of my favorite Cal teams of all time.

  • rollonubears

    Bears now with 66 RPI and #21 strength of schedule, the best SOS of any Pac10 team, by far. UCLA is next with a 40 SOS rating. We win 2, we deserve to be in. Here’s hoping, anyway.

  • milo

    If the Bears can stay hot, win 2 more…they have a chance at the dance. Monty’s hoops cred and great job this season counts for something. Go Bears!