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Golden Nuggets: Are the Bears Back on the NCAA Bubble After Upsetting Oregon and Arizona?

The Bears have used a pair of upsets over Arizona and Oregon to put our anxious minds at ease (temporarily, at least). Can the Bears ride this momentum into the NCAA tournament?

Christian Petersen

Dan Greenspan provides his thoughts on the Bears' upset win in Tuscon. His final thought is most intriguing: are the Bears back among the bubble teams?

Back On The Bubble?

After upsetting top-10 opponents each of the last two weekends, is it time to start treating Cal as if it is in contention for one of the 37 at-large bids to the NCAA tournament?

Short answer? Ask again Thursday.

Downing UCLA at Haas Pavilion would certainly put it back on the table as a realistic option. The lack of a signature non-conference victory is troubling, as is the brutal home loss to Harvard, but wins over the top three teams in the Pac-12 would go a long way toward mitigating that part of Cal’s resume.

The Bears have plenty of work to do, but Sunday’s result keeps it in play, for a few more days at least.

If the Bears earn a sweep this weekend, is it too soon to start thinking about challenging for the Pac-12 title?