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Cal MBB Insta-Recap: Cal drops season opener to UC Riverside, 66-74.

The first one is in the books.

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1ST HALF: Cal started off the season with a turnover and did not score its first points until the 14 minute mark. Don Coleman led Cal with 9 points on 2-11 shooting. Marcus Lee did not make any of his two shot attempts and only had two rebounds in the first half. The team shot a meager 20% from the field on 30 shots, 11.1% from 3PT. It was a half to forget to start the season.

2ND HALF: It didnt get any better for the Bears. Don Coleman continued his aggressive play into the second leading the Bears with 30 points on 27 shots and going 10/18 from the line and 2/6 from beyond the arc. Justice Sueing came to life in the second half. He ended the game with 13 points on 3/8 shooting going 7/7 from the line. Kingsley Okoroh reached abother mileston blocking 7 shots to tie the school record of blocked shots in a single game.