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 Site November 15 Fri Pump All-Stars (exh.) Berkeley 23 Sat at New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 26 Tue Providence Berkeley 30 Sat at Cleveland State Cleveland, OH
December 3 Tue Howard Berkeley 7 Sat vs. Georgia^ Anaheim, CA 10 Tue UC Santa Barbara Berkeley 20-21 Fri-Sat Golden Bear Classic Berkeley (Cal, Louisiana-Lafayette, Detroit-Mercy, Grambling State) 28 Sat vs. Kansas% Oakland, CA
January 4 Sat Stanford* Berkeley 9 Thu Oregon* Berkeley 11 Sat Oregon State* Berkeley 16 Thu at Washington* Seattle, WA 18 Sat at Washington State* Pullman, WA 23 Thu USC* Berkeley 25 Sat UCLA* Berkeley 30 Thu at Arizona* Tucson, AZ
February 1 Sat at Arizona State* Tempe, AZ 6 Thu at Oregon State* Corvallis, OR 8 Sat at Oregon* Eugene, OR 13 Thu Washington State* Berkeley 15 Sat Washington* Berkeley 20 Thu at UCLA* Los Angeles, CA 22 Sat at USC* Los Angeles, CA 27 Thu Arizona State* Berkeley
March 1 Sat Arizona* Berkeley 8 Sat at Stanford* Stanford, CA 13-15 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 Center Listen to Cal men's basketball on KFRC Radio (610 AM)