Cal Men's Basketball Schedule Announced

July 12, 2002

BERKELEY - Featuring non-conference games against Kansas, Georgia, New Mexico and Providence, the Cal men's basketball squad faces one of its most difficult schedules in many seasons.

The Bears start 2002-03 at New Mexico in The Pit on Saturday, Nov. 23, then hold their home opener on Tuesday, Nov. 26 vs. Providence of the Big East Conference.

Other home games on tap before the New Year are against Howard Dec. 3, UC Santa Barbara Dec. 10 and the Golden Bear Classic Dec. 20-21. Detroit-Mercy and Louisiana-Lafayette - both NIT participants a year ago - are in the field, as well as Grambling State.

Unlike last season when Cal played nine of its 10 non-league games at home, this year's slate features four games outside of Haas Pavilion. In addition to the New Mexico contest, Cal visits Cleveland State Nov. 30, meets Georgia in the Wooden Classic in Anaheim Dec. 7 and faces Kansas in the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland Dec. 28. Both Georgia and Kansas are expected to be ranked in the preseason Top 10.

Pac-10 action opens and closes with Stanford - the Cardinal travels to Berkeley Jan. 4, with the Bears making the return trip down the peninsula March 8. This year's Pac-10 Tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is March 13-15.

Season tickets are now on sale through the Cal Athletic Ticket Office at 800-GO BEARS.

Below is the complete 2002-03 Cal men's basketball schedule.

Date	Day	Opponent                 	SiteNovember15	Fri	Pump All-Stars (exh.)	Berkeley23	Sat	at New Mexico           	Albuquerque, NM26	Tue	Providence               	Berkeley30	Sat	at Cleveland State      	Cleveland, OH

December3 Tue Howard Berkeley7 Sat vs. Georgia^ Anaheim, CA10 Tue UC Santa Barbara Berkeley20-21 Fri-Sat Golden Bear Classic Berkeley (Cal, Louisiana-Lafayette, Detroit-Mercy, Grambling State)28 Sat vs. Kansas% Oakland, CA

January4 Sat Stanford* Berkeley9 Thu Oregon* Berkeley11 Sat Oregon State* Berkeley16 Thu at Washington* Seattle, WA18 Sat at Washington State* Pullman, WA23 Thu USC* Berkeley25 Sat UCLA* Berkeley30 Thu at Arizona* Tucson, AZ

February1 Sat at Arizona State* Tempe, AZ6 Thu at Oregon State* Corvallis, OR8 Sat at Oregon* Eugene, OR13 Thu Washington State* Berkeley15 Sat Washington* Berkeley20 Thu at UCLA* Los Angeles, CA22 Sat at USC* Los Angeles, CA27 Thu Arizona State* Berkeley

March1 Sat Arizona* Berkeley8 Sat at Stanford* Stanford, CA13-15 Thu-Sat at Pac-10 Tournament# Los Angeles, CA

Home games at Haas Pavilion^Wooden Classic at Arrowhead Pond%Pete Newell Challenge at Arena in Oakland*Pacific-10 Conference game#Pac-10 Tournament at Staples CenterListen to Cal men's basketball on KFRC Radio (610 AM)

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