About two hours before tip off, Cal basketball players begin to trickle into the training room on the first floor of Haas Pavilion to get taped and stretched before hitting the court for their pregame warm up.
I was on hand with Bear Blog photographer James Besser to capture the action in the training room before last night's game against USC. You can only see these exclusive photos here.
Sophomore guard Brandon Smith ties up his shoes before heading out onto the court.
Junior Jorge Gutierrez gets his ankle taped while listening to music.
Sophomore forward Bak Bak looks on as his ankle gets taped.
Freshman Richard Solomon waits to get taped while sitting on a table in the training room.