I'm glad that I didn't witness the debacle. Boyd played 8 minutes, Gray 5 & Lyles 2 before hitting the bench for the remainder of the first half w/ 2 fouls each.
Cal's initial offense of the game told the story. Brandon missed layup, Brandon offensive rebound, Brandon missed layup, Brandon offensive rebound & Brandon missed layup. No wonder Cal grabbed 66 rebounds. Somebody already pointed this out but the Bear's four posts collectively commited 15 turnovers without a single assist. The guards (Boyd, Clarendon & Pierre) didn't turn the ball over that much tonight...
Cal's shooting was worse in the 1st half from the field (36.8%) % and free throw shooting (42% ).
Someone recently inquired on this board if this team was "it": a final four team. Cal showed today that they are still capable of reverting back to the pitiful play exhibited on occasion last season. Granted that the team was "flat" today, awaiting Duke on Sunday. However, abysmal three point & free throw shooting, 25 turnovers plus 25 personal fouls clearly illustrated that the Bears can be blownout by a good team. Sunday's Cal performance should be instructive as to the potential for the remainder of the season.