Cal finally battled and competed for its first conference victory but ultimately fell short against the Colorado Buffalo’s Thursday night. It was nice to see the Bears make things interesting down the stretch against the visiting Buffalos, but the bottom line is this season is completely in the trash can.
We hoped it was a one year struggle with Wyking Jones at the helm but it has become clear this program will not achieve respectability until we move on from this dumpster hire. Cal has some capable players but this team is completely incapable of putting together strong enough performances to keep up in the Pac 12 in one of the conference’s worst seasons in history. This feels like the 2013 Cal Bears football season, except it has lasted two years instead of one. Cal needs to move on from Wyking Jones as soon as possible because this experiment has gotten out of hand. I cannot imagine a fan buying season tickets to see this team one more year.
Haas Pavilion used to be one of the toughest places to play in the Pac 12 Conference. From the Montgomery era through the Cuonzo Martin years, Haas Pavilion was packed and loud in conference play. Today, it is a quiet venue of empty seats where road teams can find their rhythm and win by double digits. I am sickened at the direction Cal basketball is headed and believe our fans deserve more. Cal fans deserve a coach they believe in. It is time we spearhead the movement for change and take back the sport that has brought us many joyous memories in the past decade.
Cal lost today to a team playing with its best player battling through injury. This is not a bad Buffs team, but they were clearly much better even with McKinley Wright playing through injury. Tyler Bey and Lucas Siewert picked up the slack and had strong nights combing for 35 points for Colorado. The Bears played with better energy tonight but fell short of an upset bid after falling behind by 18 points early in the second half.