2015–16 California Golden Bears men's basketball team

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2015–16 California Golden Bears men's basketball
California Golden Bears logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First round
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 23
2015–16 record 23–11 (12–6 Pac–12)
Head coach Cuonzo Martin (2nd season)
Assistant coach Tracy Webster
Assistant coach Yanni Hufnagel
Assistant coach Wyking Jones
Home arena Haas Pavilion
Seasons
2015–16 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Oregon 14 4   .778     31 7   .816
#13 Utah 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#17 Arizona 12 6   .667     25 9   .735
#23 California 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Colorado 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
USC 9 9   .500     21 13   .618
Oregon State 9 9   .500     19 13   .594
Washington 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Stanford 8 10   .444     15 15   .500
UCLA 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Arizona State 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Washington State 1 17   .056     9 22   .290
2016 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015–16 California Golden Bears men's basketball team represented the University Of California, Berkeley in the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. This was Cuonzo Martin's second 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 23–11, 12–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for third place, they defeated Oregon State in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament to advance to the semifinals where they lost to Utah. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Hawaii.

Previous season[edit]

The 2014–15 Cal Golden Bears finished the season with an overall record of 18–15, and 7–11 in conference play, they finished in eighth place in the conference and entered the Pac-12 Tournament winning their first round game against Washington State before losing in the Quarterfinals to Arizona.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Dwight Tarwater 1 F 6'6" 230 RS Senior Knoxville, TN Graduated
Christian Behrens 14 SF 6'8" 226 RS Junior Maple Valley, WA Graduated
David Kravish 45 PF 6'10" 240 Senior Lee's Summit, MO Graduated

2015 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ivan Rabb
PF
Oakland, CA Bishop O'Dowd High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 13, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Jaylen Brown
SF
Marietta, GA Joseph Wheeler High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 1, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars
Roman Davis
SF
Los Angeles, CA Windward School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jul 1, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #3   Rivals: #7  247Sports: #7  ESPN: #5
  • 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]

2015–16 California Golden Bears men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Brown, JaylenJaylen Brown 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Wheeler HS Marietta, Georgia
F 1 Rabb, IvanIvan Rabb 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Bishop O'Dowd HS Oakland, California
G 2 Singer, SamSam Singer 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Ransom Everglades HS Miami, Florida
G 3 Wallace, TyroneTyrone Wallace 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Bakersfield HS Bakersfield, California
G 10 Chauca, BrandonBrandon Chauca 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So 22 Feet Academy Alexandria, Virginia
F 12 Moute a Bidias, RogerRoger Moute a Bidias 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 206 lb (93 kg) Jr Notre Dame Prep Yaoundé, Cameroon
G 20 Kerr, NickNick Kerr (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Torrey Pines HS/San Diego Rancho Santa Fe, California
G 21 Hamilton, NickNick Hamilton (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 192 lb (87 kg) So Westchester HS Los Angeles, California
C 22 Okoroh, KingsleyKingsley Okoroh 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 252 lb (114 kg) So Westwind Prep Derby, England
G 23 Bird, JabariJabari Bird 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 198 lb (90 kg) Jr Salesian HS Vallejo, California
G 24 Mathews, JordanJordan Mathews 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Jr Santa Monica HS San Francisco, California
F 25 Davis, RomanRoman Davis Current redshirt 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Windward HS Los Angeles, California
G 31 Domingo, StephenStephen Domingo 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 217 lb (98 kg) RS Jr St. Ignatius/Georgetown San Francisco, California
G 32 Glapion, BrendenBrenden Glapion 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Washington HS/Seattle/Cosumnes River College San Francisco, California
F 42 Welle, ColeCole Welle (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 228 lb (103 kg) So Aptos HS Aptos, California
C 44 Rooks, KameronKameron Rooks 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS So Mission Hills HS San Marcos, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: February 9, 2016

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Tour of Australia
Aug. 15*
9:00 pm
at Victoria Select W 100–63 
 17  Brown   10  Rabb   7  Chauca  Frankston Basketball Stadium 
Frankston, Victoria
Aug. 18*
2:00 am
at Frankston Blues W 84–76 
 19  Brown   7  Tied   4  Wallace  Frankston Basketball Stadium 
Frankston, Victoria
Aug. 20*
12:00 am
at Basketball Australia Centre of Excellence W 94–86 
 19  Bird   12  Rabb   3  Brown  AIS Arena 
Canberra, ACT
Aug. 21*
1:00 am
at Illawarra Hawks L 99–110 OT
 24  Mathews   10  Rabb   6  Wallace  WIN Entertainment Centre 
Wollongong, NSW
Exhibition
Nov. 9*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 14 Carroll (MT) W 93–58 
 17  Brown   11  Rabb   9  Singer  Haas Pavilion (8,613)
Berkeley, CA
Non-conference regular season
Nov. 13*
8:30 pm, P12N
No. 14 Rice W 97–65  1–0
 20  Wallace   13  Rabb   8  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (10,530)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 16*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 15 UC Santa Barbara W 85–67  2–0
 24  Wallace   7  Tied   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (8,847)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 20*
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 15 East Carolina
Las Vegas Invitational
W 70–62  3–0
 20  Wallace   13  Rabb   4  Singer  Haas Pavilion (8,658)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 23*
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 14 Sam Houston State
Las Vegas Invitational
W 89–63  4–0
 18  Tied   11  Brown   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (8,492)
Berkeley, CA
Nov. 26*
9:00 pm, FS1
No. 14 vs. San Diego State
Las Vegas Invitational Semifinals
L 58–72  4–1
 18  Rabb   9  Rabb   3  Wallace  Orleans Arena (N/A)
Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 27*
5:00 pm, FS1
No. 14 vs. Richmond
Las Vegas Invitational Consolation
L 90–94  4–2
 27  Brown   7  Rabb   3  Bird  Orleans Arena (N/A)
Las Vegas, NV
Dec. 1*
7:00 pm, P12N
Seattle W 66–52  5–2
 17  Wallace   11  Wallace   8  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (9,423)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 5*
12:00 pm, CBSSN
at Wyoming W 78–72 OT 6–2
 23  Wallace   6  Tied   6  Wallace  Arena-Auditorium (6,568)
Laramie, WY
Dec. 9*
8:00 pm, P12N
Incarnate Word W 74–62  7–2
 15  Bird   11  Rabb   8  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (9,324)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 12*
12:30 pm, P12N
Saint Mary's W 63–59  8–2
 15  Rabb   11  Rabb   3  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (10,074)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 19*
4:00 pm, P12N
Coppin State W 84–51  9–2
 13  Tied   9  Tied   5  Brown  Haas Pavilion (9,347)
Berkeley, CA
Dec. 22*
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
at No. 5 Virginia L 62–63 OT 9–3
 18  Brown   12  Rabb   2  Tied  John Paul Jones Arena (13,265)
Charlottesville, VA
Dec. 28*
6:00 pm, P12N
Davidson W 86–60  10–3
 22  Mathews   11  Rabb   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (10,384)
Berkeley, CA
Pac-12 regular season
Jan. 1
8:00 pm, P12N
Colorado W 79–65  11–3
(1–0)
 22  Mathews   11  Brown   8  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (9,964)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 3
4:30 pm, P12N
No. 21 Utah W 71–58  12–3
(2–0)
 19  Rabb   10  Rabb   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (10,188)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 6
6:00 pm, ESPN2
at Oregon L 65–68  12–4
(2–1)
 20  Brown   9  Brown   3  Mathews  Matthew Knight Arena (6,948)
Eugene, OR
Jan. 9
6:30 pm, P12N
at Oregon State L 71–77  12–5
(2–2)
 20  Brown   10  Rabb   6  Wallace  Gill Coliseum (7,208)
Corvallis, OR
Jan. 14
8:00 pm, FS1
at Stanford L 71–77  12–6
(2–3)
 17  Tied   7  Tied   4  Wallace  Maples Pavilion (5,023)
Stanford, CA
Jan. 21
6:00 pm, FS1
Arizona State W 75–70  13–6
(3–3)
 20  Rabb   8  Tied   8  Singer  Haas Pavilion (9,096)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 23
5:30 pm, ESPN
No. 12 Arizona W 74–73  14–6
(4–3)
 28  Mathews   7  Rooks   7  Brown  Haas Pavilion (11,858)
Berkeley, CA
Jan. 27
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at Utah L 64–73  14–7
(4–4)
 27  Brown   12  Rabb   3  Singer  Jon M. Huntsman Center (13,055)
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan. 31
2:00 pm, FS1
at Colorado L 62–70  14–8
(4–5)
 21  Brown   12  Rooks   2  Tied  Coors Events Center (9,423)
Boulder, CO
Feb. 6
1:00 pm, ESPN2
Stanford W 76–61  15–8
(5–5)
 18  Mathews   12  Rooks   9  Singer  Haas Pavilion (11,858)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 11
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 11 Oregon W 83–63  16–8
(6–5)
 24  Bird   8  Wallace   11  Singer  Haas Pavilion (10,628)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 13
3:30 pm, P12N
Oregon State W 83–71  17–8
(7–5)
 23  Bird   8  Tied   4  Tied  Haas Pavilion (10,906)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 18
8:00 pm, FS1
at Washington W 78–75  18–8
(8–5)
 23  Brown   14  Tied   3  Wallace  Alaska Airlines Arena (7,530)
Seattle, WA
Feb. 21
5:30 pm, ESPNU
at Washington State W 80–62  19–8
(9–5)
 17  Wallace   7  Rooks   3  Tied  Beasley Coliseum (3,203)
Pullman, WA
Feb. 25
6:00 pm, ESPN2
UCLA W 75–63  20–8
(10–5)
 20  Bird   10  Tied   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (11,858)
Berkeley, CA
Feb. 28
5:00 pm, FS1
USC W 87–65  21–8
(11–5)
 18  Tied   10  Rabb   6  Wallace  Haas Pavilion (11,858)
Berkeley, CA
Mar. 3
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 at No. 18 Arizona L 61–64  21–9
(11–6)
 15  Rabb   13  Rabb   3  Singer  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
Mar. 5
5:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 25 at Arizona State W 68–65  22–9
(12–6)
 24  Wallace   6  Brown   5  Wallace  Wells Fargo Arena (6,276)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
Mar. 10
8:30 pm, FS1
No. 24 vs. Oregon State
Quarterfinals
W 76–68  23–9
 21  Rabb   15  Rabb   10  Wallace  MGM Grand Garden Arena (12,916)
Paradise, NV
Mar. 11
8:30 pm, FS1
No. 24 vs. No. 12 Utah
Semifinals
L 78–82 OT 23–10
 26  Wallace   6  Wallace   5  Brown  MGM Grand Garden Arena (12,916)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
Mar. 18*
11:00 am, TBS
(4 S) No. 23 vs. (13 S) Hawaii
First round
L 66–77  23–11
 23  Mathews   12  Rabb   2  Tied  Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,736)
Spokane, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South Region.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Ranking movement[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV=Received votes. NV = No votes received.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Post Final
AP 14 15 14 RV NV NV NV NV RV NV NV NV NV NV RV RV 25 24 23 N/A
Coaches 14 14 13 RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 24 23 RV

See also[edit]

2015–16 California Golden Bears women's basketball team

References[edit]