As before, I was on hand with Bear Blog photographer James Besser to see the Bears throughout every step of their game day experience.
The pregame shoot around begins as a free-for-all - each player shoots from all over the floor and continues to loosen up. Cal then heads briefly to the locker room before reemerging as a unit for a more coordinated, unified warm up as a team.
The Bears then stretch some more before going back to the locker room for the last time before tip off. We were there for all of it, and the best of the photos taken are waiting for you right here.
Guard Jorge Gutierrez warms up his jump shot.
Sophomore Robert Thurman works on his jump-hook.
Robert Thurman (right) and Bak Bak work under the basket during warm ups.
Sophomore Bak Bak works on his stroke before the evening's match up with USC.
Freshman Richard Solomon takes the floor with the rest of his team.