Cal will play eight of its 11 nonconference basketball video games at house, and solely a type of 11 video games will probably be performed on the homecourt of the Bears’ opponent, based on the Cal nonconference schedule that was launched Thursday.
Cal will probably be bidding for its first profitable season below third-year coach Mark Fox, who went 14-18 in his first season and 8-19 final season. Cal returns 5 gamers who began greater than 10 video games final season, though main scorer Matt Bradley transferred to San Diego State within the offseason.
The spotlight of the nonconference schedule is a visit to Fort Myers, Fla., for the Fort Myers Tip-Off event wherein the Bears will face Florida on November 22 and both Ohio State or Seton Corridor on November 24. If the Bears face Ohio State, they’d be going through Justice Sueing, who started his faculty profession at Cal earlier than transferring to Ohio State following the 2018-19 season.
Cal will play seven of its nonconference video games earlier than it performs its opening Pac-12 sport in opposition to Oregon State on Dec. 2. The Bears will play their second convention sport on Dec. 5 in opposition to Utah, then play their remaining 4 nonconference video games earlier than resuming Pac-12 play.
Following an exhibition sport in opposition to Cal State LA on Nov. 1 in Berkeley, the Golden Bears will open the common season at house on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in opposition to in opposition to UC San Diego, which grew to become a Division I program In June 2020.
Cal’s solely true street sport in its nonconference schedule will happen 4 days in a while Saturday, Nov. 13 in opposition to UNLV in Las Vegas. Cal then performs consecutive house video games in opposition to San Diego (Nov. 15) and Southern Utah (Nov. 18) earlier than heading to Fort Myers to face Florida. (For clarification, UC San Diego performs within the Huge West Convention, and San Diego performs within the West Coast Convention.)
The Bears return house for a Nov. 28 sport in opposition to Fresno State, giving Bears guard Jarred Hyder a possibility to go up in opposition to his former group.
Following the 2 Pac-12 video games, Cal will end its nonconference schedule with 4 house video games — in opposition to Idaho State (Dec. 8), Santa Clara (Dec. 11), Dartmouth (Dec. 19) and Pacific (Dec. 22).
Cal didn’t play any of those 11 nonconference opponents final season, when the Bears have been restricted to eight nonconference video games due to the pandemic.
Cal’s Nonconference Basketball Schedule
Monday, Nov. 1, at Berkeley — Cal State LA (exhibition)
Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Berkeley — UC San Diego
Saturday, Nov. 13, at Las Vegas — UNLV
Monday, Nov. 15, at Berkeley — San Diego
Thursday, Nov. 18, at Berkeley — Southern Utah
Monday, Nov. 22, at Fort Myers, Fla. — Florida
Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Fort Myers, Fla. — Ohio State or Seton Corridor
Sunday, Nov. 28, at Berkeley — Fresno State
Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Berkeley — Idaho State
Saturday, Dec. 11, at Berkeley — Santa Clara
Sunday, Dec. 19, at Berkeley — Dartmouth
Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Berkeley — Pacific
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