Basketball: Bears to play Dec. 4 at Iowa State in Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series

Cal will visit Iowa State on Saturday, Dec. 4 as part of the fourth Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. Tipoff times and television information will be announced later.

The Bears Iowa State 82-63 in Berkeley this past season, and are 2-1 in the Hardwood Series.

The Cyclones will be coached next season by first-year coach Fred Hoiberg, an Ames, Iowa native who was so popular during his playing days at ISU that he was known as “The Mayor.”

Iowa State was 15-17 last season and loses its two best players. Junior PF Craig Brackins (16.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg) declared for the NBA draft and SF Marquis Gilstrap (14.9 ppg) had his appeal for an extra year of eligibility denied by the NCAA. Three other players, including starting center Justin Hamilton, have announced plans to transfer. 

The Big 12 fashioned a 9-3 record in the series last year and has a three-year record of 20-16 against the Pac-10.

Here’s the full Big 12/Pac-10 schedule:

Saturday, November 27
USC at Nebraska
Thursday, December 2
Missouri at Oregon
UCLA at Kansas
Arizona State at Baylor
Friday, December 3
Kansas State at Washington State
Saturday, December 4
Oregon State at Colorado
California at Iowa State
Texas Tech at Washington
Sunday, December 5
Texas at USC
Oklahoma at Arizona
Saturday, December 11
Washington at Texas A&M
Tuesday, December 21
Stanford at Oklahoma State

Jeff Faraudo