Allen Crabbe was continuously frustrated in what was probably his final game in a Cal uniform. After the game he talks about the Syracuse zone and dismisses a question about the NBA Draft.
Can you describe what made the Syracuse zone so difficult for you to get the kind of shots that you normally would like to get?
"I mean, they keyed in on me. I mean, the shots that I thought I would probably get weren't there. And they took things away from me. You've just got to give credit to them. And they're long and athletic, so tried to shoot over them a couple of times. They were there, contested it. I was in the air passing the ball, deferring for my shots. You've got to give them credit, they play really well in the zone."
The frustration level for you guys when they were going to the foul line, especially in that second half, it seemed like every time they kept going to the foul line, the frustration level built for you guys?
"We felt like we had some clean plays on the ball. We can't control what the refs call. So I feel like they let some calls go. And that's that. You can't do nothing about it now because the game is over with."
Allen, this is probably not the time to ask the question, have you thought at all about returning to your senior season, and apologize for the timing of it, but I'd like to get you on the record saying anything you might feel about that.
"No, I don't have any comment for that right now. It would be pretty selfish of me to talk about my future after we just lost the game. I'm pretty frustrated about the loss, I'm not thinking about the future right now. Like I said, I don't have any comment for that."
Was this the last time Crabbe played for Cal? We will find out soon enough.
- Marshawn Lynch was the guest of honor during the Bears' Spring Practice.
- CalBears.com has a stats-heavy recap of the Spring Game. Kline led all QBs with 124 yards on 7 of 14 passing and one TD. Goff was 7 of 15 for 66 yards and a TD. Hinder had the best yards-per-attempt, completion percentage, and rushing yards as he completed 5 of 9 passes for 87 yards and a TD and rushed 4 times for 37 yards. Leininger struggled with punting duties and averaged 37.7 yards on 3 punts while Mos was impressive with 46.0 yards on 2 punts. Vince D'Amato made a field goal while Calder missed the game-winning field goal. Jalen Jefferson was the defensive MVP with 6 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks. Anderson's missed field goal as time expired gave the defense a 28-24 win.
- Nam has a solid recap of the Spring Game. The first team defense was the most impressive unit of the day as it yielded no points and forced a fumble and several three-and-outs. Nam says snaps will be an "adventure" if Mark Brazinski is named the starter. Cochran lofted a few snaps of his own.
- Uncle Ted was in Berkeley and managed to interview pretty much everyone involved with the team: Stefan McClure, Bryce Treggs, Brendan Bigelow, Zach Kline, Austin Hinder, Andy Buh, Tony Franklin, and Nick Forbes.
- Theodore compares and contrasts Tedford and Dykes' situations when hired by Cal.
- Whose shoes will be toughest for the Bears to fill? Brian Schwenke.
- Sports Illustrated praises Mike Montgomery's superior coaching in the Bears' win over the talented UNLV.
- Uncle Ted (!) recaps the game and emphasizes the Bears' zone defense, which frustrated UNLV and baited them into lobbing threes.
- Faraudo's open thread chronicles the Bears' win over UNLV.
- Faraudo's open thread for Cal-Syracuse was not as uplifting.
- Photos accompany Faraudo's recap of the Bears' 66-60 loss to Syracuse.
- Coach Gottlieb is among four finalists for the Naismith Award, given annually to the nation's top women's basketball coach.
- The Bears opened the tournament with a 90-76 win over Fresno State.
- The sportsmanlike Coach Gottlieb had tons of praise for Fresno State (especially their first-half performance) and Ki-Ki Moore.
- Cal used a four-run seventh inning to defeat no. 11 UCLA 5-1.
- Despite taking an early lead, Cal lost 8-3 in game two.
Swimming and Diving
- Caitlin Leverenz captured her second consecutive 200 IM championship.
- Rachel Bootsma won the 100-yard backstroke.
- Elizabeth Pelton won the 200-yard backstroke and was named Swimmer of the Meet as Cal finished second at the NCAA Championships.
- The men's team finished seventh at the Pac-12 Championships. This was the team's best finish since 2004.