— Warith Alatishe scored 16 points, Ethan Thompson added 15 and Oregon State opened the season with a 71-63 win over Pac-12 rival California in what counts as a nonconference game on Wednesday.
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Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich preview the Pac-12.
- Cal pauses workouts after player tests positive
- Pac-12 gives hoops go-ahead for Nov. 25 start
- Pac-12 postpones all sports through end of year
- McNamara, ex-star center for Cal, dies at age 60
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
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Cal is pausing men's basketball workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19.
The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference's men's and women's basketball teams could begin their seasons on Nov. 25, the same day as the rest of the country.
The Pac-12, following a decision from the Big Ten, voted to postpone all sports, including football and basketball, through the end of the year.
Mark McNamara, the 6-foot-11 center who etched his name into the Cal record books during his two seasons there before moving onto an eight-year NBA career, died at age 60.
For California and Stanford players and coaches, the game went on -- even with a cloud of uncertainty going on in the sports world -- and world.
Seniors Tres Tinkle and Kylor Kelley went out in style in their final home games for Oregon State with a 74-56 win over California on Saturday.
Payton Pritchard led five Ducks players in double figures with 20 points and No. 13 Oregon used an early scoring outburst to pull away from California in the first half and cruise to a 90-56 victory Thursday night.
Matt Bradley scored six of his 21 points in overtime before fouling out, and California held on to beat Utah 86-79 on Saturday.
Matt Bradley matched his career highs of 26 points and five 3-pointers, and California pulled away in the second half to beat No. 21 Colorado 76-62 on Thursday night.
Nahziah Carter scored 16 points, Isaiah Stewart had 15 and Washington snapped a nine-game losing streak with an 87-52 win over Cal on Saturday.
Paris Austin scored 19 points and Andre Kelly added 16 to lead California to a 66-57 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.
Remy Martin scored 15 of his 22 points over the final 11 minutes, and Arizona State pulled away late for its fifth straight win, beating California 80-75 on Sunday.
Zeke Nnaji had 21 points and five rebounds, and Arizona overcame a sluggish game offensively to beat California 68-52 on Thursday night.
Timmy Allen scored 21 points to help Utah beat California 60-45 on Saturday night.
Tyler Bey scored a season-high 21 points, McKinley Wright IV had 17 and No. 24 Colorado made key free throws down the stretch to beat California 71-65 on Thursday night.
Matt Bradley scored 23 points to overcome a pair of missed free throws in the final 20 seconds, and California beat Oregon State 69-67 on Saturday afternoon.
Payton Pritchard scored 21 points and broke Oregon’s all-time assists record in leading the No. 11 Ducks to a 77-72 victory over California on Thursday night.