2004-05 Men's Basketball Schedule Released

May 27, 2004

Berkeley - Starting with the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Nov. 11-12, California faces a challenging slate of games during the 2004-05 season with a schedule that includes 17 contests in Haas Pavilion.

Cal begins the year in the 16-team Coaches vs. Cancer Classic by hosting Saint Mary's, UC Riverside and Belmont in the first two rounds in Berkeley Nov. 11-12. Match-ups have not yet been determined, but the winner will advance to the semifinals and final Nov. 18-19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In addition to Cal, the other opening-round hosts are Kentucky, Duke and Syracuse.

Other opponents coming to Berkeley for home games during the non-conference portion of the season include Southern (Nov. 23), UNLV (Dec. 1), Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 4) and Colorado (Dec. 7). The Office Depot Golden Bear Classic runs Dec. 22-23 and features Pepperdine, Arkansas State and Hampton.

The Bears also have scheduled road trips to BYU Nov. 27 and to San Diego Dec. 11 for the San Diego Slam, a doubleheader that has Cal facing San Diego State and USC meeting the University of San Diego.

The Pac-10 schedule begins New Year's Eve at Washington, followed by Washington State Jan. 2 in Spokane. The home league opener is Jan. 6 against Arizona, and the regular season wraps up March 5 vs. WSU in Berkeley. The Pac-10 Tournament will run March 10-12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Additionally, an exhibition game prior to the Nov. 11 opener will be announced at a later date.

Below is a complete look at Cal's 2004-05 schedule:

Date    Day     Opponent                        SiteNovember11-12   Thu-Fri Coaches vs. Cancer Classic      Berkeley                 California, Saint Mary's, UC Riverside, Belmont18-19   Thu-Fri Coaches vs. Cancer Classic      New York, NY23      Tue     Southern                        Berkeley27      Sat     at Brigham Young                Provo, UT

December1 Wed UNLV Berkeley4 Sat Fairleigh Dickinson Berkeley7 Tue Colorado Berkeley11 Sat San Diego Slam San Diego, CA USC vs. San Diego California vs. San Diego State22-23 Wed-Thu Office Depot Golden Bear Classic Berkeley22 Pepperdine vs. Arkansas State California vs. Hampton23 Consolation Game Championship Game31 Fri at Washington* Seattle, WA

January2 Sun at Washington State* Spokane, WA6 Thu Arizona* Berkeley8 Sat Arizona State* Berkeley15 Sat Stanford* Berkeley20 Thu at USC* Los Angeles, CA22 Sat at UCLA* Los Angeles, CA27 Thu Oregon* Berkeley29 Sat Oregon State* Berkeley

February3 Thu at Arizona* Tucson, AZ5 Sat at Arizona State* Tempe, AZ12 Sat at Stanford* Stanford, CA17 Thu USC* Berkeley19 Sat UCLA* Berkeley24 Thu at Oregon* Eugene, OR26 Sat at Oregon State* Corvallis, OR

March3 Thu Washington* Berkeley5 Sat Washington State* Berkeley10 Thu at Pac-10 Tournament# Los Angeles, CA11 Fri at Pac-10 Tournament# Los Angeles, CA12 Sat at Pac-10 Tournament# Los Angeles, CA

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