Cal Hosts Hampton In Haas Home Opener

Cal Hosts Hampton In Haas Home Opener

The Bears Begin Their Four-Game Legends Classic Tournament Slate Tuesday At 7 PM

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GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper Campus Game
Cal vs. Hampton

Tuesday, Nov. 13 | 7 PM PT | Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif.
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After packing in more than 14,000 miles of travel for the Pac-12 China Game, California men's basketball returns to Berkeley to begin a two-game Haas Pavilion homestand. The Golden Bears begin their week with the Hampton Pirates on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m., live on Pac-12 Networks.

Cal's home opener against Hampton is the first of four games in the GotPrint.com Legends Classic presented by Old Trapper. The Bears will play two campus-site games this week with Hampton and Detroit before heading to Brooklyn, N.Y. next for two championship-round contests against St. John's and either VCU or Temple at the Barclays Center.

The Bears are looking for their first win this season after falling to Yale, 76-59, from Baoshan Arena in Shanghai, China for the Pac-12 China Game. Seven newcomers made their debuts in the season opener, including starters Paris Austin, Matt Bradley and Andre Kelly, with Jacobi Gordon, Connor Vanover, David Serge and Blake Welle coming off the bench. Austin led all scorers with 18 points, and Kelly paced the group with 10 rebounds.

HOW TO FOLLOW THE ACTION: Tuesday's Legends Classic campus game airs on the Pac-12 Networks, with Don MacLean and Guy Haberman delivering play-by-play and analysis. Watch live on television or via www.Pac-12.com/live and the Pac-12 Now app. Todd McKim is back on air for the California Golden Bears Sports Network, joined this year by Rich Cellini to deliver all the action on KGO 810 AM and via TuneIn. Live stats, full broadcast details and more can be accessed via the Cal men's basketball schedule page. Fans can follow the Bears on social media via @CalMBball on Twitter and Instagram, and at Facebook.com/CalMBball.
 


BY THE NUMBERS

10 - Andre Kelly pulled down 10 rebounds in the season opener against Yale. The last Golden Bear to pull down double-figure rebounds in his Cal debut? Ivan Rabb, who grabbed 13 boards in his 2015 debut vs. Rice.

15.5 - Counting the exhibition game, Matt Bradley is averaging 15.5 points in his first two outings as a Golden Bear. He scored 18 points in the exhibition game against CSU East Bay and chipped in 13 against Yale.

9 - Justice Sueing scored all nine of his points in the season opener against Yale in the second half. He was 0-5 in the first half. He also added four of his six rebounds and both of his assists in the final 20 minutes.

50.0 - Despite shooting just 20.0 percent (5-25) in the first half against Yale, Cal went 13-26 to shoot 50.0 percent in the second half, and 35.3 percent for the game.

46 - Cal's newcomers combined to score 46 of Cal's 59 points against Yale. Paris Austin led with 18, with Matt Bradley (13 points), Andre Kelly (7), Connor Vanover (4) and Jacobi Gordon (2) also contributing.
 

SCOUTING THE PIRATES

• Last Meeting: Cal hosted the Pirates in the Office Depot Golden Bear Classic, winning 69-46 on Dec. 22, 2004.
• Series Record: Cal leads the all-time series, 1-0
• Jermaine Marrow is averaging a team-high 23.5 points through two outings, with 25 points against Mid-Atlantic Christian and 22 vs. VCU.
• Marrow is a preseason All-Big South first team pick. He averaged 19.1 points, 5.4 assists and 5.0 rebounds last season.
• Trevond Barnes is also scoring in double figures through the first two games, averaging 12.5 points.
• Hampton opened the season with a 100-58 victory over Mid-Atlantic Christian University before falling to fellow Legends Classic participant VCU, 69-57.
• The Pirates were picked to finish third in the Big South this season.
• Cal's director of basketball operations Keith Brown played at Hampton for one season from 1991-92, and graduated from the university with a degree in sociology in 1993.
 

LAST TIME OUT

• The Result: Cal's season opener ended in a 76-59 loss to Yale at the Pac-12 China Game in Shanghai, China
• Three Golden Bear newcomers earned the start -- Paris Austin, Matt Bradley and Andre Kelly.
• Austin led all scorers with 18 points. He was one of two Bears in double figures, with Bradley adding 13 points.
Andre Kelly pulled down 10 rebounds to become the first Cal freshman since Ivan Rabb (13 vs. Rice, 2015) to record 10 or more boards in his debut.
• Though Cal shot just 20.0 percent (5-25) in the first half, the Bears improved to shoot 50 percent (13-26) in the second half.
• All nine of Justice Sueing's points came in the second half.
• Cal scored 17 points off 19 Yale turnovers, which included 6 steals by the Bears.
 

WELL-TRAVELED

• The Bears' nonconference schedule includes more than 18,000 miles of travel. 
• The bulk of Cal's nonconference travel comes in a 20-day span between roundtrip travel to China (Nov. 2-10) and Brooklyn, N.Y. (Nov. 16-21). Other stops away from Haas Pavilion include Fresno, Calif. and a trip through the Caldecott Tunnel to face Saint Mary's.
• No other team in the nation will travel more during their nonconference slate than Cal.
 

NEXT UP

Cal hosts Detroit Mercy in the second Legends Classic campus site game. The Bears meet the Titans in Haas Pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., airing on Pac-12 Networks.
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