CollegeHoops.net's Jon Teitel spent a lot of time Monday on conference calls with some of the biggest coaches & players in college basketball. Here are highlights of what the coaches & players had to say about their team's chances in the 2009 NCAA Tournament:
Coach Mike Montgomery
Q: What are your weaknesses this year?
California Golden Bears
Last NCAA Appearance: 2006, First Round loss to North Carolina State
Huskies hold the top seed in the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament
Oregon dropped to 6-20 overall and 0-14 in conference action. The Golden Bears improved to 20-6 overall and 9-4 in league play.
Junior guard Tajuan Porter scored a team-best 19 points on 7-of-19 shooting from the floor. Fellow junior Joevan Catron added 12 points and a team-best seven rebounds. Freshman center Michael Dunigan had eight points and six rebounds for the Ducks.
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