Latest California Golden Bears men's basketball News

The Latest: On heels of scandal, USC announces new president

Mar. 20, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local): 3 p.m. The chairman of the board of trustees of scandal-plagued University of Southern California has introduced its new president, saying the school has worked hard to turn a corner and is...

National Guard to help protect California towns from fires

Mar. 20, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall. It's pulling the troops away from President Donald Trump's border protection efforts and...

Wright leads Colorado to 56-51 win over Cal at Pac-12

Mar. 13, 2019 9:35 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Colorado had trouble holding onto the ball, didn't shoot particularly well and let a double-digit lead slip to three in the final minute. The Buffaloes found a way to overcome it all and are headed into the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals. McKinley Wright IV scored 18 points and Colorado...

Vanover's best game leads Cal past Stanford

Mar. 8, 2019 2:29 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Connor Vanover helped California get off to a fast start with his best shooting night of the season. The 7-foot-3 freshman's defense was just as important in keeping the Golden Bears rolling. Vanover scored a season-high 24 points and made a critical 3-point play with 56.7 seconds...

California holds off Washington State for 2nd straight win

Mar. 2, 2019 10:04 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Normally one of California's top 3-point shooters, Darius McNeill noticed quickly that his perimeter shot wasn't very sharp so he changed plans and began driving for easy and often uncontested layups. It wasn't how Golden Bears coach Wyking Jones designed it, but with his team...

Cal snaps Pac-12 skid with 76-73 win over No. 25 Washington

Mar. 1, 2019 2:05 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a season full of disappointment, California found something to celebrate. Darius McNeill scored 19 points and Connor Vanover added 18 to help the Golden Bears snap a 23-game losing streak in Pac-12 play and win for the first time at all in 2019 by beating No. 25 Washington 76-73...

Dort, Arizona St. use big second half to beat Cal 69-59

Feb. 24, 2019 9:50 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Luguentz Dort had 22 points and Rob Edwards scored 16 points to help Arizona State secure a 69-59 comeback victory over California on Sunday. The Sun Devils (19-8, 10-5 Pac-12) made up a six-point halftime deficit against the Golden Bears (5-22, 0-15). Arizona State came out hot in the...

Arizona ends 7-game losing streak with 76-51 win over Cal

Feb. 22, 2019 12:05 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A hot Ryan Luther and a dose of confidence was just what Arizona needed to end a long losing streak. Luther scored eight of his 19 points during a key second-half stretch and the Wildcats rolled over California 76-51 Thursday night to end their longest losing streak in 36 years. "I'm...

Neptune's newest, tiniest moon likely piece of bigger one

Feb. 20, 2019 2:04 PM EST

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Neptune's newest and tiniest moon is probably an ancient piece of a much larger moon orbiting unusually close. In the journal Nature on Wednesday, California astronomers shine a light on the 21-mile-diameter (34-kilometer-diameter) moon Hippocamp, named after the mythological...

Border wall, bullet train: California vs. Trump escalates

Feb. 20, 2019 1:00 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. The Trump administration on Tuesday said it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars...