Cal Men's Basketball adds two marquee home-and-home series
Some high profile teams are headed to Berkeley this year
The Bears have scheduled two top basketball programs to their out-of-conference schedule for the upcoming 2022-2023 Men’s Basketball season. The first is the Kansas State Wildcats on Veteran’s day, Nov. 11th, in Berkeley. The second will be the Butler Bulldogs on December 10th.
The Bears have faced Kansas State 7 times prior with a 1-6 record. Cal’s lone win came in the 2006 season when the bears won 78-48 in Berkeley. The last meeting between the two schools was on December 9th, 2007 when the Bears lost 75-82. Against Butler, this would be the first meeting in program history.
The return home game in Manhattan, Kansas is scheduled to be during the 2024-2025 season. The Bears will travel to Indianapolis, Indiana to face the Bulldogs next season on December 9th, 2023.
Read the full release below.
The California men’s basketball program announced it has agreed to home-and-home series with Kansas State and Butler, with the first matchups against both opponents to be played at Haas Pavilion during the upcoming 2022-23 season. The Golden Bears will host the Wildcats on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and the Bulldogs on Dec. 10.
Return games will be played at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Dec. 9, 2023 and Kansas State’s Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, Kansas on a date to be determined in the 2024-25 season.
Cal is 1-6 all-time against Kansas State, having last faced the Wildcats in 2007 in Manhattan. The Bears earned their lone win against the Wildcats on Nov. 29, 2006 in Berkeley with a thorough 78-48 victory. The head-to-head series between the two programs dates back to 1951. Cal head coach Mark Fox, a native of Garden City, Kansas, was an assistant coach at Kansas State from 1994-2000.
The Dec. 10 contest in Berkeley will be the first between Cal and Butler.
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If Kansas State and Butler are any good this will be two more non-league losses.
When I first read the title, I thought we were getting two marquee recruits!