The City College men’s basketball team’s plan to make back-to-back trips to the state championships ended abruptly as No. 8 seeded Cabrillo stunned the No. 1 seeded Rams with a 70-76 win in overtime on Feb. 29 at the Wellness Center.
The Rams finished their regular season on a 20-game win streak and play in the NorCal Regionals this week with hope of getting a state tournament bid.
Last season, sophomore De’End Parker caught the eye of Bruins coach Howland when he won the state championship for City College by connecting on a go-ahead tip in with 2.4 seconds left. His play led the Rams to an 83-81 victory and their first state trophy in 49 years.