The California men’s basketball team had its schedule for next season revealed on Monday -- at least, partially.
The Bears will kick off their second season under Cuonzo Martin on Nov. 13 against Lehigh, and will start off conference play in a five-day window from Dec. 30-Jan. 3, playing Colorado and then Utah at Haas Pavilion.
The notable missing piece of the Pac-12 schedule as-announced: The Bears will not play USC and UCLA on the road this year. It is the first time that Cal will not play both in-state neighbors in the city of Los Angeles since the 1956-57 season, when the Bears played two games at USC, and two games at home against UCLA. In 1955-56, Cal played two home games against the Trojans, and two games in Los Angeles against the Bruins.
In fact, not playing either USC or UCLA in Southern California has not happened since the 1924-25 season.
The Bears will not play the two Los Angeles teams in Berkeley in 2016-17, due to the Pac-12 scheduling rotation.
In 2015-16, Cal will not host Washington and Washington State.
Cal will close the regular season with a brace of games against Arizona and Arizona State during a four-day window from March 2-5.
Cal and Stanford renew their rivalry at Maples Pavilion during a five-day window from Jan. 13-17, with a return date at Haas Pavilion during a five-day window from Feb. 3-7.
The Pac-12 Slate As-Is
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