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I would like to present two facts.

First, a simple fact that you already know: Cal men’s basketball is, improbably, 3-3 in Pac-12 basketball.

Second, a fact in chart form. Here is the offensive efficiency (i.e., points/possession) of every single Pac-12 team, taken from Pac-12 games only:

Pac-12 offensive efficiency, 2020

Some context might help. You can see that Cal is far behind the rest of the conference. For example, 9th place UCLA is closer to 1st place Colorado than 12th place Cal. But let’s take this context outside of just 2020 and compare Cal’s 2020 offensive efficiency to the entire history of Pac-12 basketball in the Kenpom era.