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Basketball: Bears faces Drake in Anaheim opener

The Cal basketball team will face Drake on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, in the opening round of the Anaheim Basketball Classic. Tipoff is 8:30 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

Drake was 18-16 last season, including 9-9 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

The Bears would face either Rice, coached by Ben Braun, or Georgia Tech in their second-round game on Saturday, Nov.24. The tournament concludes on Sunday, Nov. 25.

The opposite bracket in the eight-team event includes Saint Mary’s, Drexel, Pacific and Xavier. The Gaels, featuring Australian Olympian Matthew Dellavedova, open against Drexel on Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Jeff Faraudo