NCAAB Game Recap - Prairie View A&M at California
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:00 PM EST

ChaSo
46
MSU
94
F
UtVal
74
KY
82
F
Stetsn
51
OhSt
86
F
TexSA
50
UtSt
82
F
Colg
62
Aub
91
F
UCIrv
53
Colora
69
F
Wilbe
79
SCSt
103
F
N CO
61
WVU
69
F
(N/A)
39
NFla
115
F
Presb
53
ND
63
F
SMU
59
Evans
57
F
CarBi
57
Troy
84
F
W&M
70
Okla
75
F
Monm
50
Pitt
63
F
Hartfo
50
Oakl
60
F
Bry
73
Niag
62
F
App
41
UNCG
55
F
LIU
92
DelSt
84
F
MidTN
72
CoCar
93
F
(N/A)
58
CenMI
115
F
FaDi
65
Army
81
F
USC-Up
45
Akr
76
F
Eccle
55
South
121
F
(N/A)
51
McNee
103
F
HiPt
51
Belm
90
F
(N/A)
68
Leh
87
F
Campv
66
W Ky
109
F
(N/A)
61
E IL
114
F
SIU-E
56
SDak
71
F
JackSt
58
TxSt
73
F
Longw
48
NIU
65
F
Bacon
38
UMKC
111
F
Woff
56
Mizzu
75
F
HI
53
Ill
66
F
AF
54
TCU
65
F
MTTec
74
Mont
72
F
(N/A)
65
TNSt
99
F
AbCh
58
UNLV
72
F
PVAM
50
Cal
54
F
S UT
61
UCLA
76
F

Nov 18, 2019, 10:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Prairie View A&M (1-4)

26

24

50

California (4-0)

35

19

54

Sloppy Cal beats Prairie View A&M 54-40
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:59 AM

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) Even as his team has raced out to its best start in four years, California coach Mark Fox has been critical of his team's defense. Against Prairie View A&M, it was the Golden Bears offense that caught Fox's ire.

For good reason. The Bears had 22 turnovers and went seven minutes without scoring in the second half before holding on at the end.

"We were poorly coached and I thought we played poorly. Two wrongs make a wrong," Fox said after Cal beat Prairie View A&M 54-50 on Monday night. "We were fortunate to escape with a win but we have to play better basketball than we played today."

The Bears start is their best since winning their first four in 2015-16, and it has come in Fox's first season in Berkeley.

But Cal's mistake-filled game against Prairie View A&M was evidence that there is still a long, long way to go.

"Things weren't really going our way, a lot of charge calls, a lot of just careless plays, said Cal's Matt Bradley, who scored eight of his 16 points late in the second half. "Nothing was going our way offensively, defensively but we stuck it out. We're 4-0. That's all I'm worried about."

Bradley scored eight of his 16 points late in the second half to help the Bears (4-0) remain unbeaten in Fox's first season.

Grant Anticevich added 13 points and six rebounds for the Bears. Anticevich's 3-pointer put Cal ahead 52-48 with 2:40 remaining.

Chancellor Ellis scored for Prairie View A&M to make it 52-50 but the Panthers missed numerous chances down the stretch. Ellis missed a 3-point shot and Dajuan Madden was called for an offensive foul while trying to set a screen with 8.3 seconds remaining.

"Because we had been so good offensively we felt like we could just shoot our way to victory," Fox said. "You have to do more things than just shoot jumpers to win. I felt like that was our mentality offensively and that's not how you win. I felt we had a little bit of an immature approach offensively."

Ellis and Faite Williams scored 12 points apiece for Prairie View A&M (1-4).

The Panthers went nearly nine minutes without scoring in the second half. Darius Williams broke up an inbounds pass and made a buzzer-beating shot just before halftime to end the drought.

BIG PICTURE

Prairie View A&M: The Panthers are essentially in the midst of an 11-game road trip so a lack of focus from time to time is understandable. But in spite of shooting 38%, they were close at the end. The key moving forward will be learning how to finish, something that was a problem against Texas as well.

California: After what happened the past two seasons the Bears will take wins whatever way they can get them. Still, this will be one that will cause Fox some heartburn as he studies the film. They've got to clean things up quick, too, with Duke up next.

UP NEXT

Prairie View A&M: Play Georgia State in a game being held at California State Baptist on Friday.

California: The Golden Bears play No. 2 Duke in Madison Square Garden in the 2K Empire Classic semifinals on Thursday.

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Leaders

Prairie View A&M PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Bynum 0 0 0 1 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. Austin 0 0 0 1 0 0
D. Thorpe 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

PVAM Cal
Points For 50 54
Field Goals 22/59-37% 17/44-39%
Three Pointers 2/14-14% 6/15-40%
Free Throws 4/9-44% 14/21-67%
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Defensive Rebounds 22 26
Rebounds 37 40
Blocks 4 1
Steals 8 4
Turnovers 16 22
Personal Fouls 22 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 18 PVAM 50 @ Cal 54 A. Lister 2 J. Harris-Dyson 2

Game Information

Stadium: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, California
Attendance: 2,242
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