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Golden Nuggets: Cal Men's Basketball Coach Mike Montgomery's Plan Falls Just Short In Loss To Washington State Cougars

In yesterday's  unfortunate MBB loss to WSU, Montgomery learned the timeless lesson that even the best laid plans can fail:

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Cal's most crucial possession, in the final 10 seconds, unfolded just how coach Mike Montgomery had hoped.

Washington State didn't try to foul, though it could have leading by three points. The Bears, Montgomery noted, were spaced perfectly on the play. And Jorge Gutierrez came off Harper Kamp's ball screen with an open 23-footer at the top of key.

It wasn't until the final possible moment Saturday, when Gutierrez's 3-pointer popped out after looking good, that the Bears' last-ditch attempt at extending the game fizzled.

"It felt like it was going in," Gutierrez said after Cal's 75-71 defeat to the Cougars at Beasley Coliseum.

The Bears (13-12, 6-7) lost their third Pac-10 game in a row, and this one came with the team hobbling after a 32-point loss to Washington on Thursday.


After the jump, more on yesterday's loss and other Cal sports action, including Mike Tepper joining the Colts, from around the world.  GO BEARS!

Chron on MBB loss to WSU.

Mike Tepper signs with the Colts!

Tepper said he signed a three-year deal with Indianapolis.

WBB also loses to WSU.

Post game quotes from WBB coach Joanne Boyle.

Cal beats SDSU in Women's Tennis

Men's Gymnastics beats Stanford

Women's Swimming & Diving beats Stanford

Women's Water Polo beats ASU

Men's Sprinter sets school record in hurdles


Men's Tennis loses to Stanford



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