BERKELEY – With three College World Series teams, four conference champions, 10 NCAA regional teams and eight teams receiving votes in last season's postseason top 25, the 2017 Cal baseball schedule leaves little doubt that a young group of Golden Bears will get its share of good competition this spring.
And, in unveiling the 2017 slate Thursday, head coach David Esquer gave fans a look at what should be an entertaining season at Evans Diamond. 28 home games and 17 televised contests mean that Cal fans won't lack for opportunities to see the Bears in action against a host of good teams from across the country.
Cal Looks to Continue Historic Start
BERKELEY - Coming off an historic night Thursday at Haas Pavilion, the California women's basketball team looks to protect its perfect record, hosting Lehigh at 2 p.m. today. At 8-0, the Golden Bears are off to the best start in program history, setting the record Thursday against Sacramento State as sophomore forward Kristine Anigwe erupted for the first 50-point performance in school history.
Today’s game is the third meeting all-time between the Bears and Mountain Hawks, with Cal winning each of the previous two meetings. These teams last squared off on November 9, 2012 as the Bears opened the 2012-13 campaign with an 80-48 victory over Lehigh at Haas Pavilion. Cal went on the reach the Final Four that season.
Bears Streak To 86-61 Win Over UC Davis
BERKELEY (AP) — California coach Cuonzo Martin is adamant that Charlie Moore has to do a better job handling the ball and Martin has repeatedly emphasized that to his freshman point guard.
As long as Moore keeps scoring like he is, though, Martin and the Golden Bears are willing to live with the occasional turnover — even on a night when he had five of them.
Moore scored 22 points including a banked 3-pointer from just inside halfcourt and California beat UC Davis 86-61 on Saturday.
"You have to take care of the ball, especially at the point guard position," Martin said. "He makes adjustments because he watches film all the time. He understands it. He's not out there making turnovers just to make them. He's trying to make plays, and as long as he's aggressive that's fine."