Cal Bears Playing for Bigger Stakes Than You Know

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Cal Bears Playing for Bigger Stakes Than You Know
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SAN JOSE -- In the universe of college basketball, the Bay Area is a one-and-done neighborhood. We get excited for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament. Then we move along to something else. It is happening again. Thursday afternoon and evening inside HP Pavilion, you'd have sworn the place was located in downtown Durham or Lexington or Bloomington. The stands were packed. Fight songs bleated. Painted faces shouted at teams who countered with their own shouting painted faces.

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