...and in no small part because of Mike Montgomery. Really, I'm very enthusiastic about the job that Montgomery and staff has done with developing this team. IIRC, the Pac-10 writers have Cal pegged at 7th place for the 2010-2011 season, and thus far, Cal has performed above expectations. I think that Cal will continue to perform above expectations.
Tonight's performance was of a team that played with grit, determination, and put their skills to the test. That they came up short is not an indictment: it's a reason to keep plugging away.
When Monty was coaching Stanf*rd he was a SOB. Now that he's with Cal, he's our SOB. I'll take whatever result because this team plays with guts, fire, and will leave it all on the court.