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Bears Battle Bulldogs Sunday

Nov 27, 2021
The Golden Bears will cap a three-game week by hosting Fresno State Sunday night at Haas Pavilion.

BERKELEY – California is back in Bear Territory following a pair of games at the Fort Myers Tip-Off and will host Fresno State at 6 p.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 28. The contest will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
The Golden Bears (2-4) lost twice to a pair of nationally-ranked foes during the first half of their Thanksgiving week in Fort Myers, Florida, but pushed No. 21 Seton Hall to the wire in a 62-59 defeat on Wednesday. Cal has won two in a row at home, besting San Diego and Southern Utah on Nov. 15 and 18. Fresno State arrives in Berkeley with a 5-0 record, its best mark to start a season since 2015-16.
All fans 12 and older attending the game will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID prior to entry.

  • Date & Time: Sunday, Nov. 28 | 6 p.m. PT
  • Watch: Pac-12 Networks | Kevin Danna (PxP) & Ben Braun (Analyst)
  • Listen: KGO 810 AM | Rich Cellini (PxP) & Todd McKim (Analyst)
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast
  • Game Notes: Cal


  • Cal is 6-3 overall and 4-0 in Berkeley against Fresno State. The two teams most recently clashed in a 69-63 Cal win on Dec. 11, 2019 in Berkeley. The two teams clashed in the 1999 NIT first round (played in Oakland) and in the 2001 NCAA South Regional in Memphis.
  • The Bears are 12-3 against non-conference opponents at home under head coach Mark Fox since the start of the 2019-20 season.
  • Andre Kelly has posted three double-doubles in six games this season and leads the Pac-12 in rebounds per game (9.8). He's also third in the conference in points per game (16.5) and field-goal percentage (65.5%). The senior forward, who was named to the Fort Myers Tip-Off All-Tournament Team, most recently had 23 points and 11 rebounds in Cal's loss to No. 21 Seton Hall.
  • Kelly is the first Bear with two 20-10 games in a single season since Ivan Rabb in 2016-17 and the first to tally two such performances in non-conference play since Ryan Anderson in 2007-08. He also had career highs of 29 points and 15 rebounds vs. Southern Utah (Nov. 18).
  • Along with Kelly (16.5), Jordan Shepherd (12.5) and Grant Anticevich (11.3) are averaging double figures in scoring. Anticevich scored 15, including 10 in a row during the second half, in Cal's loss to Seton Hall.
  • Cal junior guard Jarred Hyder played his freshman season (2019-20) at Fresno State, averaging 9.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 26 games played. He transferred to Cal ahead of the 2020-21 season and is averaging 8.3 minutes per game this year.
  • The Bears have averaged 15 assists in two wins compared to just 6.5 assists in four losses this season. Joel Brown, who leads Cal with 3.2 assists per game, dished out seven assists in each of the team's wins against San Diego and Southern Utah.
  • Cal shot 66.7 percent (10-15) from 3-point range in its win vs. San Diego (Nov. 15). It was Cal's best single-game 3-point field-goal percentage (min. 15 attempts) since the 1996-97 season.
  • Sam Alajiki impacted Cal's win vs. Southern Utah on both ends of the floor, totaling eight points, five rebounds, three blocks and two steals.

Cal opens Pac-12 play at home against Oregon State at 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, Dec. 2. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
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