2014–15 California Golden Bears men's basketball team

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2014–15 California Golden Bears men's basketball
California Golden Bears logo.svg
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2014–15 record 18–15 (7–11 Pac-12)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin (1st year)
Assistant coach Jon Harris (1st year)
Assistant coach Tracy Webster (1st year)
Assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel (1st year)
Home arena Haas Pavilion
Seasons
2014–15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Arizona 16 2   .889     34 4   .895
#25 Oregon 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
#19 Utah 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
UCLA 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Stanford 9 9   .500     24 13   .649
Arizona State 9 9   .500     18 16   .529
Oregon State 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
California 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
Colorado 7 11   .389     16 18   .471
Washington State 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Washington 5 13   .278     16 15   .516
USC 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 California Golden Bears men's basketball team represented the University of California, Berkeley in the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was Cuonzo Martin's first year as head coach at California, the Golden Bears played their home games at Haas Pavilion as members of the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 18–15, 7–11 in Pac-12 play to finish in a three way tie for eighth place, they advanced to the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament where they lost to Arizona.

Previous season[edit]

The 2013–14 California Golden Bears finished the season with an overall record of 21–14, and 10–8 in Pac-12 play to finish in a five-way tie for third place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament to Colorado, they received an at-large bid to the 2014 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Utah Valley in the first round and Arkansas in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to SMU.

On March 31, 2014, Head Coach Mike Montgomery announced his retirement from coaching.[1]

Off Season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Hometown Year Notes
Justin Cobbs 1 G 6’3” 190 Los Angeles, California RS Senior Graduated.
Ricky Kreklow 24 G 6’6” 210 Los Angeles, California RS Junior Transferred.
Jeff Powers 21 G 6’7” 235 Clayton, California RS Senior Graduated.
Richard Solomon 35 F 6'10" 235 Los Angeles, California Senior Graduated.

2014 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date


Kingsley Okoroh
C
Watford, England Westwind Prep Academy 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Apr 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Brandon Chauca
PG
Greenville, SC Shannon Forest Christian School 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 165 lb (75 kg) May 30, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 California Golden Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 1 Tarwater, DwightDwight Tarwater 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Sr Cornell University Knoxville, Tennessee
G 2 Singer, SamSam Singer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 204 lb (93 kg) So Ransom Everglades School Miami, Florida
G 3 Wallace, TyroneTyrone Wallace 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Bakersfield High School Bakersfield, California
G 10 Chauca, BrandonBrandon Chauca 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Fr Shannon Forest Christian School Alexandria, Virginia
F 12 Moute a Bidias, RogerRoger Moute a Bidias 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So Notre Dame Prep Yaoundé, Cameroon
F 14 Behrens, ChristianChristian Behrens 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 226 lb (103 kg) RS Jr Tahoma Senior High School Maple Valley, Washington
C 22 Okoroh, KingsleyKingsley Okoroh 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 254 lb (115 kg) Fr Westwind Preparatory Academy Derby, England
G 23 Bird, JabariJabari Bird 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) So Salesian High School Richmond, California
G 24 Mathews, JordanJordan Mathews 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Santa Monica High School San Francisco, California
G 25 Hamilton, NickNick Hamilton (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Westchester High School Los Angeles, California
G 31 Domingo, StephenStephen Domingo Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Georgetown University San Francisco, California
F 42 Welle, ColeCole Welle (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 204 lb (93 kg) Fr Aptos High School Aptos, California
C 44 Rooks, KameronKameron Rooks Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 261 lb (118 kg) So Mission Hills High School San Marcos, California
F 45 Kravish, DavidDavid Kravish 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Lee's Summit North High School Lee's Summit, Missouri
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 09/19/2014

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct. 31*
7:00 p.m.
Cal State East Bay W 94–50 
 21  Tied   9  Okoroh   3  Tied  Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 6*
7:30 p.m., P12N
Cal State San Marcos W 74–52 
 13  Tied   6  Tied   6  Singer  Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, CA
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 14*
7:00 p.m., P12N
Alcorn State
2K Sports Classic
W 91–57  1–0
 22  Wallace   10  Wallace   9  Bird  Haas Pavilion (7,212)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 16*
7:00 p.m., P12N
Kennesaw State
2K Sports Classic
W 93–59  2–0
 18  Wallace   9  Wallace   7  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (4,944)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 20*
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 23 Syracuse
2K Sports Classic Semifinals
W 73–59  3–0
 22  Mathews   9  Kravish   6  Wallace  Madison Square Garden (11,541)
New York City, NY
Nov. 21*
4:00 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 10 Texas
2K Sports Classic Championship
L 55–71  3–1
 19  Kravish   8  Wallace   4  Wallace  Madison Square Garden (11,255)
New York City, NY
Nov. 26*
7:00 p.m., P12N
Cal Poly W 72–52  4–1
 18  Bird   9  Behrens   5  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (5,712)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 30*
3:00 p.m., CBSSN
at Fresno State W 64–57  5–1
 21  Wallace   10  Wallace   6  Singer  Save Mart Center (5,741)
Fresno, CA
Dec. 3*
7:00 p.m., P12N
Montana W 78–76 2OT 6–1
 22  Wallace   15  Wallace   6  Chauca  Haas Pavilion (5,837)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 7*
1:00 p.m., CBSSN
at Nevada W 63–56  7–1
 29  Wallace   9  Behrens   4  Wallace  Lawlor Events Center (5,467)
Reno, NV
Dec. 10*
8:00 p.m., P12N
Wyoming W 45–42  8–1
 17  Wallace   8  Tied   5  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (6,648)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 13*
5:30 p.m., P12N
Princeton W 67–57  9–1
 23  Wallace   8  Wallace   4  Singer  Haas Pavilion (7,459)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 19*
7:00 p.m., P12N
Eastern Washington W 78–67  10–1
 21  Wallace   11  Wallace   3  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (6,758)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 22*
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 6 Wisconsin L 56–68  10–2
 17  Wallace   7  Wallace   2  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 28*
12:30 p.m., P12N
CSU Bakersfield L 52–55  10–3
 17  Wallace   10  Kravish   3  Tied  Haas Pavilion (6,902)
Berkeley, CA
Pac-12 regular season
Jan. 2
7:00 p.m., P12N
No. 21 Washington W 81–75  11–3
(1–0)
 31  Mathews   10  Kravish   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (8,005)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 4
3:00 p.m., P12N
Washington State L 66–69  11–4
(1–1)
 24  Mathews   10  Kravish   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (7,618)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 7
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
at USC L 57–71  11–5
(1–2)
 21  Wallace   7  Kravish   3  Tarwater  Galen Center (3,355)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 11
4:30 p.m., FS1
at UCLA L 54–73  11–6
(1–3)
 23  Mathews   14  Kravish   3  Tied  Pauley Pavilion (11,093)
Los Angeles, CA
Jan. 14
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Stanford
Rivalry
L 59–69  11–7
(1–4)
 14  Wallace   9  Tied   3  Tied  Haas Pavilion (8,819)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 22
8:00 p.m., P12N
Arizona State L 44–79  11–8
(1–5)
 11  Mathews   7  Wallace   2  Tied  Haas Pavilion (7,469)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 24
7:30 p.m., P12N
No. 7 Arizona L 50–73  11–9
(1–6)
 16  Tied   11  Kravish   4  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (11,877)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 29
8:00 p.m., P12N
at Washington State W 76–67  12–9
(2–6)
 26  Wallace   8  Bird   3  Chauca  Beasley Coliseum (2,957)
Pullman, WA
Feb. 1
12:00 p.m., P12N
at Washington W 90–88  13–9
(3–6)
 23  Mathews   9  Tied   5  Singer  Alaska Airlines Arena (6,319)
Seattle, WA
Feb. 5
8:00 p.m., FS1
USC W 70–69  14–9
(4–6)
 18  Wallace   8  Kravish   5  Bird  Haas Pavilion (9,326)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 7
5:00 p.m., P12N
UCLA W 64–62  15–9
(5–6)
 16  Bird   10  Wallace   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (10,853)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 12
6:00 p.m., FS1
at Colorado W 68–61  16–9
(6–6)
 22  Mathews   7  Kravish   6  Singer  Coors Events Center (9,017)
Boulder, CO
Feb. 15
5:30 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 11 Utah L 61–76  16–10
(6–7)
 26  Wallace   7  Wallace   3  Singer  Jon M. Huntsman Center (14,159)
Salt Lake City, UT
Feb. 21
3:30 p.m., P12N
at Stanford
Rivalry
L 61–72  16–11
(6–8)
 23  Kravish   12  Kravish   4  Wallace  Maples Pavilion (6,177)
Stanford, CA
Feb. 25
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Oregon L 69–80  16–12
(6–9)
 22  Bird   7  Wallace   5  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (8,566)
Berkeley, CA
Mar. 1
12:00 p.m., P12N
Oregon State
Senior Night
W 73–56  17–12
(7–9)
 17  Mathews   13  Kravish   7  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (9,893)
Berkeley, CA
Mar. 5
6:00 p.m., ESPN
at No. 5 Arizona L 60–99  17–13
(7–10)
 16  Wallace   10  Behrens   3  Wallace  McKale Center (14,655)
Tucson, AZ
Mar. 7
11:30 a.m., P12N
at Arizona State L 70–74  17–14
(7–11)
 23  Wallace   7  Tarwater   6  Wallace  Wells Fargo Arena (5,619)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
Mar. 11
12:00 p.m., P12N
vs. Washington State
First round
W 84–59  18–14
 25  Kravish   8  Kravish   7  Wallace  MGM Grand Garden Arena (9,024)
Paradise, NV
Mar. 12
12:00 p.m., P12N
vs. No. 5 Arizona
Quarterfinals
L 51–73  18–15
 19  Wallace   12  Kravish   5  Wallace  MGM Grand Garden Arena (12,916)
Paradise, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cal's Mike Montgomery retiring". ESPN. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2013–14 Schedule". calbears.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22.