SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 Conference provided home/away designations and date windows for the 2015-16 California men’s basketball league schedule on Monday.†
While the home/away designations are set for each week, exact dates within each five-day window will be announced once television selections are completed. Television selections are expected to be finalized by early September. †
The Golden Bears will open league play against Colorado and Utah during the five-day window from Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 – Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. As they did last year, the Bears will close their regular season in the Grand Canyon State against Arizona and Arizona State during the five-day window from Wednesday, March 2 – Sunday, March 6.
As part of the conference’s 18-game schedule, each school will face seven league opponents twice and four opponents once throughout the regular season. Cal will not play UCLA and USC on the road and will not host Washington and Washington State at home during the 2015-16 league slate.
Home/Away Designations and Date Windows
Dec. 30-Jan. 3: Colorado and Utah
Jan. 6-10: at Oregon and Oregon State
Jan. 13-17: at Stanford
Jan. 20-24: Arizona State and Arizona
Jan. 27-31: at Colorado and Utah
Feb. 3-7: Stanford
Feb. 10-14: Oregon and Oregon State
Feb. 17-21: at Washington and Washington State
Feb. 24-28: UCLA and USC
March 2-6: at Arizona and Arizona State
The 2016 Pac-12 Conference tournament will once again be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. The four-day tournament will take place from Wednesday, March 9 – Saturday, March 12.
Once finalized, Cal’s non-conference scheduled will be announced. † †
The 2015-16 Golden Bears will begin their second season under head coach Cuonzo Martin in a newly-renovated Walter A. Haas Jr. Pavilion, where construction is underway to enhance the fan experience, including a new center-hung video board, upgraded sound and lighting systems, and modernized video production facilities. The project is made possible thanks to a generous $10 million gift from the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.