March 11, 2012
BERKELEY - The California Golden Bears have an excellent chance of receiving an at-large bid to the field of 64 teams in the NCAA Tournament and earning their first trip to the Big Dance since 2009. On Monday, March 12, ESPN will air the selection show live from 4-5 p.m. Pacific Time.
The Bears players and staff will be watching the show at Pappy's Bar and Grill at 2367 Telegraph Ave (between Channing Way & Durant Ave). The viewing party will be open to the public and fans are invited to join the team as they find out their NCAA Tournament destiny. The pre-show meet and mingle will begin at 3 p.m. with the show itself airing from 4-5 p.m.
The Bears are hoping to receive their first at-large bid to the tournament since the 2009 season. The Bears have earned seven NCAA Tournament bids in the history of the program. None of the players on the current roster have played in an NCAA Tournament game.