Cal and Stanford — who meet in Thursday’s Pac-12 Conference opener at Maples Pavilion — both are battling backcourt issues.
Check out my weekly college basketball column to find out how each is coping with the problem.
BTW, freshman guard Jabari Bird still has not practiced since spraining his right ankle Dec. 22 at Creighton. He was noticeably limping — although not wearing a boot — Monday afternoon as he entered the training room at Haas Pavilion.
I would venture that Cal will feel fortunate if Bird is healthy enough to play a week from now when the Bears visit the Oregon schools.