2009–10 California Golden Bears men's basketball team

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2009–10 California Golden Bears men's basketball
University of California, Berkeley athletic logo.svg
Pac-10 Regular Season Champions
NCAA, #8 South Region, Second Round
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2009–10 record 24–11 (13–5 Pac-10)
Head coach Mike Montgomery
Assistant coach Jay John
Assistant coach Travis DeCuire
Assistant coach Gregg Gottlieb
Home arena Haas Pavilion
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
y-California 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Arizona State 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
†-Washington 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Arizona 10 8   .556     16 15   .516
USC* 8 10   .444     16 14   .533
Oregon State 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
UCLA 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
Stanford 7 11   .389     14 17   .452
Oregon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 6 12   .333     16 15   .516
2010 Pacific-10 Tournament winner
As of March 25

, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll
* Ineligible for conference tournament
y-Clinched conference championship

The 2009–10 California Golden Bears men's basketball team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2009–10 college basketball season. This was head coach Mike Montgomery's 2nd season at California. The Golden Bears played their home games at Haas Pavilion and participate in the Pacific-10 Conference. The Golden Bears finished the season 24–11, 13–5 in Pac-10 play to win the regular season conference championship, their first regular season title since the 1959–60 season. They lost to Washington in the finals of the Pac-10 tournament. They received an at–large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning an 8 seed in the South Region. They defeated 9 seed Louisville in the first round before falling to 1 seed and AP #3 Duke in the second round. The Blue Devils went on to claim their fourth national title.

Pre-season[edit]

In the Pac-10 preseason poll, released October 29 in Los Angeles, California during the Pac-10 media days California was selected to finish 1st in the conference.[1]

Roster[2][edit]

# Name Height Weight (lbs.) Position Class Hometown Previous Team(s)
0 Nigle Carter 6'4" 205 G So. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Dorsey HS
1 D. J. Seeley 6'4" 195 G So. Stockton, CA, U.S. Modesto Christian HS
2 Jorge Gutierrez 6'3" 195 G So. Chihuahua, Mexico Findlay Prep
3 Jerome Randle 5'10" 172 G Sr. Chicago, IL, U.S. Hales Franciscan HS
10 Jamal Boykin 6'8" 240 F Sr. Los Angeles, CA, U.S. Fairfax High School HS
Duke
12 Brandon Smith 5'11" 185 G Fr. San Ramon, CA, U.S. De La Salle HS
13 Nikola Knezevic 6'3" 190 G Sr. Belgrade, Serbia Fifth Economy School
14 Max Zhang 7'3" 240 C So. Yantai, Shandong China No. 4 Yantai HS
15 Bak Bak 6'9" 210 F Fr. Sun Valley, CA, U.S. Village Christian HS
21 Omondi Amoke 6'7" 225 F So. Oxnard, CA, U.S. Oxnard
23 Patrick Christopher 6'5" 220 G Sr. Compton, CA, U.S. Dominguez HS
24 Theo Robertson 6'6" 230 F Sr. Pittsburg, CA, U.S. De La Salle HS
32 Robert Thurman 6'10" 245 F So. North Edwards, CA, U.S. Desert HS
Norwich
43 Harper Kamp 6'8" 250 F Jr. Mesa, AZ, U.S. Mountain View HS
45 Markhuri Sanders-Frison 6'7" 275 C Jr. Portland, OR, U.S. Jefferson HS
South Plains

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Cal Alma Mater (Year)
Mike Montgomery Head Coach 2nd Colorado State (1976)
Jay John Assistant Coach 2nd Arizona (1981)
Travis DeCuire Assistant Coach 2nd Montana (1994)
Gregg Gottlieb Assistant Coach 3rd UCLA (1995)
John Montgomery Director of Basketball Operations 2nd Loyola Marymount (2007)

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[3]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/5/2009*
7:30pm
#13 Chico State W 84–47 
Haas Pavilion (7,453)
Berkeley, CA
Regular Season
11/9/2009*
8:00pm, ESPNU
#13 Murray State
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 75–70  1–0
Haas Pavilion (7,603)
Berkeley, CA
11/11/2009*
8:00pm, ESPNU
#13 Detroit
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 95–61  2–0
Haas Pavilion (7,541)
Berkeley, CA
11/19/2009*
4:00pm, ESPN2
#13 vs. Syracuse
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 95–73  2–1
Madison Square Garden (NA)
New York, NY
11/20/2009*
2:00pm, ESPN2
#13 vs. #15 Ohio State
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
L 76–70  2–2
Madison Square Garden (15,552)
New York, NY
11/24/2009*
7:30pm
Jacksonville W 79–47  3–2
Haas Pavilion (9,672)
Berkeley, CA
11/29/2009*
2:00pm, CSNC
Princeton W 81–60  4–2
Haas Pavilion (8,919)
Berkeley, CA
12/2/2009*
6:00pm, CBSCS
at New Mexico L 86–78  4–3
The Pit (13,549)
Albuquerque, NM
12/5/2009*
8:00pm, ESPNU
Iowa State
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
W 82–63  5–3
Haas Pavilion (9,845)
Berkeley, CA
12/9/2009*
7:00pm, Big West TV
at Pacific W 79–53  6–3
Stockton Arena (8,704)
Stockton, CA
12/22/2009*
6:00pm, ESPN2
at #1 Kansas L 84–69  6–4
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
12/28/2009*
7:30pm
Utah Valley
Colliers International Golden Bear Classic
W 85–51  7–4
Haas Pavilion (8,450)
Berkeley, CA
12/29/2009
7:30pm, CSNC
UC Santa Barbara
Colliers International Golden Bear Classic
W 87–66  8–4
Haas Pavilion (9,052)
Berkeley, CA
1/2/2010
4:00pm, CSNC
Stanford W 92–66  9–4 (1–0)
Haas Pavilion (10,758)
Berkeley, CA
1/6/2010
7:30pm, FSN/CSNBA
UCLA L 76–75 OT 9–5 (1–1)
Haas Pavilion (10,005)
Berkeley, CA
1/9/2010
7:30pm, FSN/CSNBA
USC W 67–59  10–5 (2–1)
Haas Pavilion (9,930)
Berkeley, CA
1/14/2010
7:00pm
at Washington State W 93–88  11–5 (3–1)
Beasley Coliseum (8,277)
Pullman, WA
1/16/2010
11:30am, CSNBA
at Washington L 84–69  11–6 (3–2)
Bank of America Arena (9,897)
Seattle, WA
1/21/2010
7:30pm, CSNBA
Oregon W 89-57  12-6 (4-2)
Haas Pavilion (8,535)
Berkeley, CA
1/23/2010
11:00am, CBS
Oregon State W 65–61  13–6 (5–2)
Haas Pavilion (8,666)
Berkeley, CA
1/26/2010
5:30pm, CSNC
at Arizona State W 78–70  14–6 (6–2)
Wells Fargo Arena (8,416)
Tempe, AZ
1/31/2010
12:30pm, FSN/CSNBA
at Arizona L 76–72  14–7 (6–3)
McKale Center (14,629)
Tucson, AZ
2/4/2010
7:30pm
at USC L 66–63  14–8 (6–4)
Galen Center (7,412)
Los Angeles, CA
2/6/2010
1:00pm, CBS
at UCLA W 72–58  15–8 (7–4)
Pauley Pavilion (10,450)
Los Angeles, CA
2/11/2010
6:00pm, ESPN2
Washington W 93–81  16–8 (8–4)
Haas Pavilion (9,839)
Berkeley, CA
2/13/2010
1:00pm, FSN/CSNBA
Washington State W 86–70  17–8 (9–4)
Haas Pavilion (9,536)
Berkeley, CA
2/18/2010
7:30pm, FSN/CSNBA
at Oregon State L 80–64  17–9 (9–5)
Gill Coliseum (6,609)
Corvallis, OR
2/20/2010
3:00pm, CSNC
at Oregon W 64–49  18–9 (10–5)
McArthur Court (8,099)
Eugene, OR
2/25/2010
6:00pm, ESPN2
Arizona W 95–71  19–9 (11–5)
Haas Pavilion ( 10,545)
Berkeley, CA
2/27/2010
12:00pm
Arizona State W 62–46  20–9 (12–5)
Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Berkeley, CA
3/6/2010
3:00pm
at Stanford W 71–61  21–9 (13–5)
Maples Pavilion (7,329)
Stanford, CA
2010 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
3/11/2010
2:30pm, FSN
vs. Oregon
Quarterfinals
W 90 74  22–9
Staples Center (12,125)
Los Angeles, CA
3/12/2010
6:00pm, FSN
vs. UCLA
Semifinals
W 85–72  23–9
Staples Center (NA)
Los Angeles, CA
3/13/2010
3:15pm, CBS
vs. Washington
Finals
L 79–75  23–10
Staples Center (15,851)
Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 19
6:45pm, CBS
#8 seed vs. (9) Louisville
First Round
W 77–62  24–10
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena ( 12,251)
Jacksonville, FL
March 21
2:15 pm, CBS
#8 seed vs. #3 (1) Duke
Second Round
L 68–53  24–11
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena (12,547)
Jacksonville, FL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

Notes[edit]

  • Point guard Jerome Randle was named the 2010 Pac-10 Player of the Year.[4] He also became Cal's leading scorer on March 13, 2010 when Cal defeated UCLA 85-72 in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament, surpassing Sean Lampley with 1,790 career points.[5]
  • March 17, 2010 – Forward Omondi Amoke was suspended for violating team rules violation going into the NCAA tournament and did not play in the Bears' first round match against Louisville.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Picked to Capture Pac-10 Men's Basketball Title in 2009-10". Pac-10.org. October 29, 2009. Archived from the original on November 1, 2009. Retrieved January 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Basketball - M - 2009-10 Roster". GoDucks.com. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2009-10 Schedule". GoDucks.com. Retrieved 2009-02-12. 
  4. ^ Tafur, Vittorio (2010-03-09). "Randle is Pac-10's Player of the Year". Pac-10.org. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  5. ^ "California beats UCLA 85-72 in Pac-10 semifinals". Pac-10.org. 2010-03-13. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  6. ^ Amoke suspended for rules violation, Associated Press, March 17, 2010

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