NCAAB Game Recap - Pepperdine at California
Tue Nov 5, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MSU
62
KY
69
F
Kansas
66
Duke
68
F
Lou
87
Mia-FL
74
F
NFla
59
Fla
74
F
HolyC
71
MD
95
F
AlSt
64
Gonz
95
F
Army
54
Vill
97
F
Merrim
71
Seton
105
F
E IL
60
TxTch
85
F
SCSt
64
Mem
97
F
Fres
57
Oreg
71
F
CenAR
61
Baylor
105
F
MTSt
73
UtSt
81
F
Jacksn
57
Xav
76
F
StMar
65
Wisc
63
F(OT)
GaSo
74
Aub
83
F
StFPA
58
VACom
72
F
(N/A)
61
MidTN
119
F
ChBap
40
Lamar
86
F
HBU
72
Tuls
80
F
(N/A)
71
How
68
F
Princ
67
Duques
94
F
Cnten
57
NWSt
84
F
(N/A)
46
UMBC
134
F
Samf
86
MorSt
90
F(2OT)
SacHr
60
Prov
106
F
Furm
70
GWebb
63
F
Ersk
63
Woff
86
F
Brad
81
StJos
86
F
LIU
65
URI
76
F
Brown
73
Bry
71
F
(N/A)
55
NoKY
105
F
(N/A)
51
Longw
73
F
W&M
70
HiPt
56
F
(N/A)
77
WriSt
96
F
GrgWas
58
Tows
72
F
UNCA
63
Tenn
78
F
Yale
74
Stony
69
F(OT)
MD-ES
46
PSU
84
F
(N/A)
66
Oakl
94
F
(N/A)
29
UNH
93
F
(N/A)
83
UNCW
103
F
NCAT
50
UNCG
83
F
App
71
Mich
79
F
UMassL
64
UMass
79
F
Monm
66
Leh
62
F
W IL
65
Ind
98
F
(N/A)
27
Harv
84
F
WCU
72
UGA
91
F
Navy
55
GMas
68
F(OT)
(N/A)
81
FlAtl
92
F
Buck
68
Fairf
64
F
(N/A)
52
FaDi
101
F
Chat
68
E KY
79
F
VMI
68
ECU
80
F
Bridg
51
Del
97
F
Bingha
64
Corn
84
F
Rider
91
Copp
84
F
Campbl
75
CoCar
74
F
VaTec
67
Clem
60
F
USC-Up
55
Charl
74
F
(N/A)
62
CenMI
102
F
Hartfo
74
CenCT
59
F
(N/A)
73
BGSU
94
F
NE
72
Boston
67
F
(N/A)
43
Ball
87
F
Malon
64
Akr
81
F
(N/A)
84
Elon
90
F
(N/A)
55
Lipsco
104
F
(N/A)
71
ChaSo
99
F
PaulQ
57
SamH
95
F
Ohio
65
StBon
53
F
Amer
80
Sien
96
F
Thiel
53
YSU
101
F
(N/A)
48
TN-M
106
F
JarCh
62
PVAM
100
F
SprH
58
NOrl
114
F
ArkPB
41
SoFL
70
F
NebOm
54
WichSt
68
F
(N/A)
26
Stetsn
84
F
Toled
77
Valpa
79
F
TexSA
67
Okla
85
F
LoyMD
53
Marq
88
F
MsVl
74
IaSt
110
F
UTRGV
57
SDSt
70
F
(N/A)
62
WIMil
72
F
TNTec
64
W Ky
76
F
(N/A)
50
TexAr
84
F
N CO
45
Tex
69
F
AlaAM
66
TNSt
106
F
ArkLR
67
MOSt
66
F
LoyLA
67
ULLa
95
F
FlGlf
67
StLou
89
F
(N/A)
48
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
71
SoMis
90
F
JacSt
65
SMU
74
F
OlDom
53
NrthIA
58
F
(N/A)
40
N TX
79
F
LACol
41
ULMo
64
F
FlInt
69
MisSt
77
F
Clev
50
Minn
85
F
UCDav
48
LoyIL
82
F
NDSt
54
KansSt
67
F
(N/A)
72
IL-C
75
F
Nich
70
Ill
78
F(OT)
Rice
43
Ark
91
F
Penn
81
Alab
80
F
(N/A)
60
ChiSt
103
F
Colum
63
Lafy
65
F
Drex
62
Temp
70
F
(N/A)
59
Norf
100
F
GaTec
82
NCSU
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
45
TxSt
103
F
OakCi
67
APSU
110
F
Alc
54
DeP
72
F
KennSt
55
Crei
81
F
(N/A)
55
UtVal
72
F
IdaSt
40
Wyo
54
F
(N/A)
70
UTEP
93
F
(N/A)
66
S UT
110
F
(N/A)
46
NMSt
92
F
(N/A)
82
GrCan
73
F
Denv
63
ColSt
74
F
CS-Ful
58
BYU
76
F
UCRiv
66
Nebras
47
F
(N/A)
49
UMKC
102
F
(N/A)
25
E WA
107
F
(N/A)
52
SIU-E
61
F
StFNY
59
Ford
68
F
(N/A)
64
Seatt
98
F
(N/A)
62
LoyMa
105
F
(N/A)
52
SCla
97
F
SNST
50
USF
101
F
TXSo
42
SDSU
77
F
UCIrv
76
USD
73
F
(N/A)
36
Portl
86
F
(N/A)
47
Pacif
69
F
IPFW
71
UNLV
86
F
Everg
82
Ida
88
F
Pepp
71
Cal
87
F
(N/A)
49
Bois
126
F
JackSt
70
CBU
93
F
(N/A)
39
AbCh
90
F
NDdN
51
CSBak
103
F
Utah
79
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
69
PorSt
94
F
FlaAM
48
USC
77
F
CSNor
67
OrSt
87
F

Nov 5, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Pepperdine (0-1)

37

34

71

California (1-0)

35

52

87

Bradley's big second half lifts Cal past Pepperdine 87-71
Wed Nov 6, 2019 12:48 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Matt Bradley spent a long stretch of the first half on the bench after picking up his second foul. A halftime talk from California coach Mark Fox and a few encouraging words from a few of his teammates helped Bradley turn things around.

Bradley scored 18 of his 25 points in the second half, and California won in Fox's debut with the Golden Bears, beating Pepperdine 87-71 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

Andre Kelly had 16 points and 10 rebounds while Kareem South scored 14 as Cal won its opener for the first time since 2016.

"I'm really proud of these young guys for buying into our vision," Fox said. "When you demand that much of somebody as a coach it needs to work out so they'll do it again and do it some more. The players made all the plays and these kids deserve a lot of credit."

Colbey Ross had 19 points and seven assists for Pepperdine. The Waves have not beaten a Pac-12 team since 2012.

Cal trailed at halftime and was down 49-46 early in the second before Bradley and Paris Austin sparked a big run that put the Bears ahead for good.

Austin scored on a pair of driving layups and two free throws, and Bradley made back-to-back 3-pointers to cap a 17-0 run. Austin finished with 14 points.

Bradley shot 8 of 11 and made five 3s.

"The first half I was in foul trouble and my teammates were telling to just come out there and set an example," Bradley said. "When I came back in the second half it was second nature. I wasn't really thinking much, I was just playing and felt really good."

Fox, who spent nine years at Georgia before taking last season off, took over after Wyking Jones was fired following two disappointing seasons.

The Bears new coach praised Bradley for how he played in the second half.

"I talked with him at the half about why I sat him," Fox said. "I said, `Now you're not in foul trouble. You can go and be aggressive and just play like you've practiced.' And to his credit he did just that."

Cal is 3-0 all-time against Pepperdine.

Ross took a hard fall in the first half but got up to rally the Waves to a halftime lead. Pepperdine's leading scorer last year as a sophomore when he was first-team All-West Coast Conference, Ross scored his team's last 11 points including a pair of 3s and a three-point play.

BIG PICTURE

Pepperdine: Lorenzo Romar's team gave the Bears some trouble early but eventually wore down. Still, the Waves have a good core of players led by Ross that should keep them in the mix in the WCC. Pepperdine needs to work on its consistency, as the Waves shot only 37.1 percent.

California: The Bears will have to lean on experienced player like Bradley, Austin and Kelly until the younger players get comfortable, and it played out that way against Pepperdine. The trio stabilized the offense when it was misfiring early and made key buckets to help Cal pull away. That helped the Fox era begin with a win and that's always a positive, especially for a team that has finished last in the Pac-12 the past two seasons and is picked to do so again this year. . Bradley was charged with a Flagrant 1 foul in the first half.

UP NEXT

Pepperdine: Hosts Irvine on Saturday in the first game between the two teams since 2013. The Waves have won three straight against the Anteaters.

California: Hosts UNLV on Nov. 12. The Runnin' Rebels lead the all-time series 5-2.

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Leaders

Pepperdine PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Stormo 0 0 0 2 0 0
J. Zidek 0 0 0 0 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Klonaras 0 0 1 0 1 0
L. Thiemann 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

Pepp Cal
Points For 71 87
Field Goals 26/70-37% 31/54-57%
Three Pointers 10/29-34% 10/19-53%
Free Throws 9/9-100% 15/18-83%
Offensive Rebounds 11 5
Defensive Rebounds 19 33
Rebounds 32 41
Blocks 4 1
Steals 3 4
Turnovers 9 12
Personal Fouls 14 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Cal Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 5 Pepp 71 @ Cal 87 K. Edwards 4 J. Brown 4

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 3,780
Game Time: