There has been discussion about how the Bears just "ran out of gas" this year. While I am a huge Cal Basketball fan, it's a sport I've never played competitively. I have, however, played other competitive sports, and was a D-1 athlete in college (admittedly 20 years ago).
Can someone who has played high level competitive basketball comment on the fatigue issue? My perception is that these are 18-22 year olds with access to top level training programs and coaches who are playing 2 games per week. Is it a stretch to think that fatigue should not be such a big issue, even if they are playing 35+ minutes per game as several of our starters were asked to do?