ESPN.com “bracketologist” Joe Lunardi has Cal as a No. 9 seed in his latest NCAA tournament projection.
Lunardi has the Bears playing Virginia in an opening-round game in Omaha, Neb.
The only other Pac-12 team he has in the field is Stanford, projected as a No. 12 seed in a play-in game against Portland.
Saint Mary’s College is seeded No. 2, according to Lunardi’s current projections.
— Also, here is a Pac-12 breakdown by ESPN.com’s Eamonn Brennan.
— UCLA is reporting that David Wear, who injured his left knee Saturday against Oregon, underwent an MRI on Monday. The test showed no damage and Wear returned to practice.