Today the Bears play in the first game of the Doubletree by Hilton Berkeley Marina Cal Classic - pretty much the most classic tournament in America. Their opponent will be the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners, who sport a 2-5 record that includes a 31 point defeat to Maryland, amongst other losses to more mediocre competition. Of note is that three times somebody has scored 100 points in a Roadrunner game this year. They play fast - almost as fast as Sacramento St., but with worse defense - the 2nd worst defense in the nation on points/possession right now. If Cal is on their game on offense they should score into the 90s or higher. It may not be a competitive game, but it should be an entertaining one.
Sophomore guard Tyonna Outland is the player to watch, but because the Roadrunners live up to their name by constantly pressing the ball, they rotate players frequently and go 9 deep as a rotation. They don't play defense and they don't rebound the ball (dead last in the country in rebound percentage), but they do score. As non-conference schedule filler it should be a good test for Cal's defense at the very least. Go Bears!