Cal Bears are real Pac-12 favorites 

August, 18, 2011
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Mike MontgomeryCary Edmondson/US PresswireMike Montgomery has a solid roster at his disposal this season.
They are not sexy, they may not get to a Sweet 16 and they're benefiting in large part because their league just lost yet another set of stars to the NBA, but the California Golden Bears are the smartest pick to win the Pac-12.

"At the end of the season, Cal was the best half-court offensive team we played" Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller told me. "They were a machine."

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