Sept. 20, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-12 Conference announced its 2011-12 men's basketball television package on Fri., Sept. 16. The Golden Bears will appear in seven televised games as part of a conference package that includes 67 games scheduled for national, regional, and local audiences. Cal's New Year's Eve contest against UCLA will be televised by Fox Sports Net at 1 p.m. PT on Sat., Dec. 31.In all, the Bears are currently scheduled to appear on television in 12 games, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. PT ESPNU broadcast against George Washington as part of the Progressive College Basketball Experience Classic on Sun., Nov. 13. ESPN2 will carry Cal's Nov. 15 game against Austin Peay, and ESPN will broadcast the Cal-Georgia game from Kansas City, Mo. on Nov. 21.
In pre-conference road games, the Bears will make television appearances in games against San Diego State and UNLV. The Sun., Dec. 4, game against the Aztecs will tip at 2 p.m. PT on The Mountain (MTN) and the Fri., Dec. 23, game at the Runnin' Rebels will be broadcast by the CBS College Sports Network.
Several additional games will be picked up for broadcast by Cal's local stations Comcast SportsNet California and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. An official announcement will come later.
The Pac-12 men's basketball package is comprised of 56 games that will be shown nationally or regionally of Fox Sports Net, seven nationally or regionally televised games on CBS (including the Pac-12 Tournament championship game), and four nationally-broadcast games on ESPN or ESPN2. Additional appearances will be made through other conference television agreements and various in-season tournaments.
Approximately 80 games will be arranged for local telecast and announced by individual institutions. Many of these institution-arranged telecasts will be aired on one of several FSN regional affiliates, other regional sports networks, and local broadcast stations in the Pac-12 market (FOX Sports Arizona, ROOT Sports Northwest, Prime Ticket, FOX Sports West, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Oregon Sports Network, ROOT Sports Rocky Mountain, and KJZZ TV).
In addition, each institution may make games available on the internet through streaming video. The first FSN telecast of the season will feature Georgia at Colorado on Mon., Nov. 28.
The Bears are coming off an 18-15 season in 2010-11 that saw them advance to the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. After being picked to finish seventh in the conference, Cal tied for fourth in the Pac-10.
Cal returns four starters, led by first-team All-Pac-10 selection and team MVP senior guard Jorge Gutierrez, who paced the squad in scoring with 14.6 ppg. Sophomore guard Allen Crabbe, the 2011 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, set the school's freshman record for three-pointers made (62). Senior forward Harper Kamp and junior guard Brandon Smith are also back. The Bears will welcome returning reserves Bak Bak, Emerson Murray, Jeff Powers, Richard Solomon, and Robert Thurman, as well as 2010-11 redshirts Justin Cobbs and Alex Rossi. New additions to the squad include freshmen forwards David Kravish (6-9, 210) and Christian Behrens (6-8, 190), as well as two freshman walk-on guards, Rob Filley (6-4, 195) and Raffi Chalian(5-11, 165).
2011-12 CALIFORNIA MEN'S BASKETBALL TELEVISION GAMES
|Sun., Nov. 13||George Washington||6:30 p.m. PT||ESPNU|
|Tue., Nov. 15||Austin Peay||7 p.m. PT||ESPN2|
|Mon., Nov. 21||vs. Georgia||9 p.m. CT||ESPN|
|Sun., Dec. 4||at San Diego State||2 p.m. PT||MTN|
|Fri., Dec. 23||at UNLV||2 p.m. PT||CBS CSN|
|Sat., Dec. 31||UCLA||1 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Sun., Jan. 8||at Oregon||4:30 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Sun., Jan. 29||Stanford||5:30 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Thurs., Feb. 2||Arizona||8 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Sat., Feb. 11||at UCLA||1 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Sun., Feb. 26||at Colorado||2:30 p.m. PT||FSN|
|Sun., Mar. 4||at Stanford||2:30 p.m. PT||FSN|