RTC Live: Arizona @ CaliforniaPosted by rtmsf on February 5th, 2011
Game #133. RTC Live is at Cal to see surprising Pac-10 leader Arizona take on the equally surprising Bears this afternoon in Berkeley.
In a Pac-10 season that was essentially handed to Washington through the early going, Arizona has had something else to say about that conventional wisdom. Coming into tonight’s game in Berkeley, Arizona is 8-2 in conference play while Washington is 7-3. UW will play Oregon in Eugene this afternoon, and both teams have home-dominated schedules the rest of the way (Arizona with three; Washington with two). If the Wildcats hope to keep a one-game lead until the rematch on February 19 in Tucson, today’s game is very important. In typical Mike Montgomery style, Cal has overachieved its way to a 6-4 Pac-10 record at this point. Behind Jorge Gutierrez and Allen Crabbe’s fine play, the Bears have not been a pushover despite losing all five starters from last season’s conference championship team. Cal comes into this one having won four in a row, while Arizona is on the same number in its streak. Something has to give today — will it be Derrick Williams again making his case as one of the top big men in the country; or will it be Cal reminding everyone that Montgomery gets the most out of his personnel year after year? Join us this afternoon on RTC Live for all the action.