Coaching Influence

How is it that Cal will make the NCAA Tournament with a team that lost Ryan Anderson and Devon Hardin and is actually better than a year ago? Why can’t USC make a similar statement?
Here’s one reason: Mike Montgomery adapted his offense to his talent, which means lots of 3-point shots, instead of forcing them to run what he used at Stanford.

Moving Up

Former USC basketball player and assistant coach Damaine Powell, now coaching at Cal State Dominguez Hills, won a share of the conference title last night and can it outright with a victory tonight at Humboldt State. His is 21-5, the most victories in school history.

Turning Point?

What do you consider the turning point of the basketball season? The trip to Arizona? The three straight losses on the road? Or my personal choice, the failure to sign an adequate point guard last year?