Posted November 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mike Montgomery and his California players consider last season an opportunity missed. The Golden Bears believe they should have won the inaugural Pac-12 regular-season title - and instead wound up in a tie for second. With first-team all-conference guard Allen Crabbe leading a deep roster featuring three returning starters, Cal is determined to chase the championship this time around. It will take playing more as a team to accomplish that, something Crabbe believes the Bears struggled with down the stretch. Cal went 24-10 last season to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament, losing in the first round 65-54 to South Florida in a most frustrating fashion. ''Unfortunately, we didn't win it the way we were supposed to,'' Crabbe said of the Pac-12. ''One of our main goals was to win the conference. It was a really good feeling almost doubling our wins from my freshman season. I just feel like we all expected that, we knew how good we were as a team. It wasn't good team play to...
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