Men's Basketball Schedule Announced
Aug. 11, 2005
BERKELEY - California will play six of its first seven games in Berkeley, including the 13th annual Golden Bear Classic, according to the 2005-06 men's basketball schedule announced today.
Cal opens the year on the road where the Bears will meet Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti Nov. 18. Head coach Ben Braun, who headed the EMU program for 11 years and took the Eagles to three NCAA Tournaments, will be making his first visit to his former school since moving to Cal in 1996.
The Bears then start a stretch of six straight home games, beginning with Long Beach State Nov. 21. The Golden Bear Classic, set for Nov. 25-26, features Northern Colorado, Cal State Northridge and Northeastern. San Jose State (Nov. 30), Akron (Dec. 3) and San Jose State (Dec. 6) round out the homestand in Haas Pavilion.
On Dec. 10, Cal will face perennial power Kansas in Kemper Arena in Kansas City, while the Bears close out the non-conference portion of their schedule in the Pete Newell Challenge Dec. 21 at the Arena in Oakland (opponent to be announced soon).
Cal starts Pac-10 play in Los Angeles, playing USC Dec. 29 and UCLA Dec. 31, with the home league opener Jan. 5 vs. Oregon. The expanded 10-team Pac-10 Tournament is March 8-11 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Date Day Opponent SiteNovember14 Mon Humboldt State (exh.) Berkeley18 Fri at Eastern Michigan Ypsilanti, MI21 Mon Long Beach State Berkeley25-26 Fri-Sat Golden Bear Classic Berkeley California, Northern Colorado, Cal State Northridge, Northeastern30 Wed San Jose State Berkeley
December3 Sat Akron Berkeley6 Tue San Diego State Berkeley10 Sat vs. Kansas Kansas City, MO21 Wed at Pete Newell Challenge Oakland, CA29 Thu at USC* Los Angeles, CA31 Sat at UCLA* Los Angeles, CA
January5 Thu Oregon* Berkeley7 Sat Oregon State* Berkeley13 Fri at Stanford* Stanford, CA19 Thu at Arizona State* Tempe, AZ21 Sat at Arizona* Tucson, AZ26 Thu Washington* Berkeley28 Sat Washington State* Berkeley
February2 Thu at Oregon State* Corvallis, OR4 Sat at Oregon* Eugene, OR9 Thu Stanford* Berkeley16 Thu Arizona* Berkeley18 Sat Arizona State* Berkeley23 Thu at Washington State* Pullman, WA25 Sat at Washington* Seattle, WA
March2 Thu UCLA* Berkeley4 Sat USC* Berkeley8-11 Wed-Sat at Pac-10 Tournament# Los Angeles, CA
All times subject to change
Home games at Haas Pavilion
*Pacific-10 Conference game
#Pac-10 Tournament at Staples Center