Cal’s opener at home against Austin Peay in the CBE Classic will be folded into ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, a 25-hour basketball extravaganza on Tuesday, Nov. 15.
Cal and Austin Peay will play at 7 p.m. and the game will be carried on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
The 19-game schedule — 17 men’s games and two women’s contests — begins at 9 p.m. Monday night (technically Tuesday at midnight ET), with Washington State visiting Gonzaga.
Saint Mary’s goes next at 11 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 (Tuesday at 2 a.m.) with a home game against Northern Iowa.
Stanford will face an opponent to be determined at 8 p.m. as part of the Dick’s Sporting Goods NIT Season Tip-Off. That game will be shown on ESPNU.