With two weeks left in the season, the Bears are anxious to keep playing in the postseason. While an NCAA tourney bid is a longshot, an NIT bid is within reach. If the Bears make the NIT, they may host a game.
"Coach says we need to win two out of these next three games," senior Markhuri Sanders-Frison said.
At 14-13, two more regular-season wins would guarantee Cal a winning record. Even with a first-round loss in the Pac-10 tournament, the Bears could do no worse than 16-15, and that would make them eligible for the NIT.
"I just said that if you want to play postseason, you’ve got to win two out of these last three games," Montgomery said. "Our goal is to win all three of them. The reality of it is to play postseason and have a winning record, you’ve got to win two out of three."
Sanders-Frison said he can’t spend any time focusing on the NIT.
"We just want to keep on playing," he said. "We want to aim for the stars and land on the clouds.
"We’d love to be in that March Madness. If it’s the NIT, as long as we’re playing, I think this group of guys will be satisfied with that."
After the jump baseball suffers a loss to Stanford, Pat Forde of ESPN praises Jorge, and Cal's offense is rated as woefully un-explosive.
- Pat Forde praises Jorge Gutierrez as one of the nation's underrated players.
- Stadium journey reviews our very own Haas Pavilion. They seem to have a positive opinion of our home court.
- Faraudo asks 20 questions to Bak Bak. Some of his answers are pretty entertaining, especially the one about Monty and losing.
- Daily Cal has the men's team at 4th in the Pac-10 Power Rankings. Hopefully the Bears can climb back into fourth in the final two weeks of conference play.
- After losing five straight, the women's team has fallen to 8th in the Daily Cal's power rankings.
- ESPN's SEC blogger ranks teams on how explosive their offenses were (where explosive means generating plays of 20+ yards). Cal ranked 103rd in the nation with 39. About that one remaining year of eligibility for Jahvid Best...
- Ted Miller reviews Cal's season and looks ahead to the 2011 season.
- Cal is holding a clinic for high school football coaches on April 1 and 2.
Our good friends over at Rule of Tree found a link between Cal football and a contestant on The Bachelor.
- Bob Albo has passed away. He played for Cal baseball (and the basketball team too) before turning down the MLB to pursue medical school. He went on to become a highly regarded general and oncology surgeon. In addition to being a professor at UCSF, he also served as a physician to the Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors.
- The seventeenth-ranked Bears were defeated 3-2 by no. 8 Stanford.