BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — First-year California coach Mark Fox tells his team time and again about the importance of investing and attacking.
"That's our motto as a team," senior point guard...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — New Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has added longtime Pac-12 assistant David Grace to his staff as associate head coach.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — New California coach Mark Fox's phone began to buzz nonstop not long after word spread of his hiring. By Fox's estimate, he received 1,200 text messages from friends,...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones.
Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and plans to find the right coach to lead that comeback.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Connor Vanover helped California get off to a fast start with his best shooting night of the season. The 7-foot-3 freshman's defense was just as important in keeping the...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Normally one of California's top 3-point shooters, Darius McNeill noticed quickly that his perimeter shot wasn't very sharp so he changed plans and began driving for easy...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — In a season full of disappointment, California found something to celebrate.
Darius McNeill scored 19 points and Connor Vanover added 18 to help the Golden Bears snap...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darius McNeill scored 17 of his 22 points after the break and Cal used a big second half to beat San Jose State 88-80 on Friday night.
McNeill, a sophomore guard, drained four 3-pointers in the second half as the Bears (5-6) rebounded from a 22-point loss at Fresno State three nights earlier. Andre Kelly added 21 points and 10 rebounds for Cal and point guard Paris Austin dished a season-high 11 assists, nine in the 58-point second half.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Paris Austin knew what was coming from Cal Poly's defense even before the Mustangs switched on defense, leaving California's guard alone against 6-foot-5 Mark Crowe.
It was exactly the way Golden Bears coach Wyking Jones described it, even as he was giving Austin other options to go to.
Austin made a 15-foot jumper over Crowe with 3.8 seconds left and California overcame a late shooting slump to beat Cal Poly 67-66 on Saturday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California is figuring out a way to finish, an issue the Golden Bears struggled with all last season.
It's only resulted in a handful of wins for coach Wyking Jones team but it's a definite step in the right direction.
Matt Bradley scored 11 of his season-high 18 points in the final 6½ minutes and California pulled away to beat Santa Clara 78-66 on Monday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The losses were painful, several far more so than others.
Cal experienced an embarrassing 24-point defeat at the hands of Division II Chaminade. The Golden Bears took a 27-point beating at home from Central Arkansas and lost to Portland State by 25, also at Haas Pavilion.
Last season: 8-24.
Nickname: Golden Bears.
Coach: Wyking Jones, second season.
Who's gone: Marcus Lee, Kingsley Okoroh.
Who's back: Sophomore F Justice Sueing led the Golden Bears at 15.8 points per game last season and grabbed 5.7 rebounds during the conference season. He also made 48 steals as a freshman. PG Paris Austin will make his Cal debut after sitting out last season as a transfer from Boise State.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming into Thursday night's game, California and UCLA were both struggling, and only one was going to come out feeling better as the second half of Pac-12 play begins.
Aaron Holiday had 21 points and the Bruins put together a pair of impressive runs to beat Cal 70-57 and snap a three-game losing streak.
"We're going to have to build on that," said UCLA coach Steve Alford.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Lee insisted his confidence never wavered, even as California stared at a 17-point deficit with 9½ minutes remaining.
Coach Wyking Jones was a little more realistic and was just hoping the Golden Bears could make a few defensive stops to get their offense going.
Jones got his wish down the stretch with a flurry on both ends that gave Cal a much-needed win after a non-conference slate full of disappointment and lopsided losses.
SEATTLE (AP) — California coach Wyking Jones calls his young team a work in progress, although they showed a significant growth spurt in the second half.
Darius McNeill scored 20 points and Justice Sueing added 17 as the two freshmen helped California pull away from a six-point halftime lead for an 81-59 victory over Seattle on Tuesday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Darius McNeil scored a season-high 30 points but California needed late heroics from cold-shooting Don Coleman to hold off Cal State Fullerton 95-89 in overtime on Saturday.
Coleman made just one of his first 12 shots, but scored 17 points in the final 3:35 of regulation and overtime as the Bears (5-6) won their second straight game. He converted a 4-point play with two minutes left in the second half and had eight points in the extra period, including six on free throws.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Lee scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and finished with 11 rebounds, Darius McNeill also had 17 and California beat Wofford 79-65 on Thursday night.
It was Lee's second straight double-double, although Golden Bears coach Wyking Jones thought his talented senior forward could have done more.
BERKLEY, Calif. (AP) — After scoring an inefficient 31 points in Cal's season-opening loss, Don Coleman had a heart-to-heart talk with coach Wyking Jones.
The difference two days later was dramatic.
Coleman scored 30 points on just 13 shots from the field and Kentucky transfer Marcus Lee added a career-high 21 as the Bears gave Jones his first victory with an 85-82 win over Cal Poly on Sunday.
Cal (1-1) lost to UC Riverside in its opener as Coleman shot 9 for 28.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Alex Larsson scored a career-high 15 points and had 13 rebounds, Brandon Rosser added 13 points as UC Riverside built an early double-digit lead and beat California 74-66 on Friday night in the season-opener for both teams.
The Highlanders returned four starters from last year's team that won only seven games and were picked to finish eighth in the Big West preseason poll this season but had no problem against the Golden Bears in California coach Wyking Jones' debut.
Last season: 21-13, lost first round of NIT.
Nickname: Golden Bears.
Coach: Wyking Jones, first season.
Who's gone: Coach Cuonzo Martin, now at Missouri; Ivan Rabb, Jabari Bird, Charlie Moore (transfer to Kansas).
Who's back: C Kingsley Okoroh, Cal's lone returning starter.
Who's new: Marcus Lee, transfer from Kentucky who sat out last season.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Wyking Jones faces a daunting task in his first season coaching California, where he'll be guiding an inexperienced roster that lost its star power.
Ivan Rabb and Jabari Bird are gone to the pros, each second-round NBA draft picks. Guard Charlie Moore transferred to Kansas. Only one starter returns, center Kingsley Okoroh.