NCAAB Game Recap - Texas at California
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBU
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LIU
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Texas 62, California 45

Nov 22, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(22) Texas (5-1)

25

37

62

California (4-2)

21

24

45

No. 22 Texas beats Cal in 2K Empire Classic consolation
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) Coach Shaka Smart wanted to see No. 22 Texas rebound after giving up a season-high 82 points in a loss to Georgetown the night before. The Longhorns responded, holding California to a season low.

Matt Coleman III scored 14 points, Jericho Sims had 12 points and nine rebounds and Texas beat California 62-45 on Friday night in the 2K Empire Classic consolation game.

"Today we responded from that loss last night," Jerricho Sims said. "Thankfully, we got to play in less than 24 hours. I learned that we're a gritty team and we just got to keep the strong identity."

They played in front of a sparse crowd, with Madison Square Garden only beginning to fill up late for the championship game between No. 1 Duke and Georgetown.

Texas (5-1) never trailed, with Cal (4-2) tying it just once at 21 on Matt Bradley's free throws.

The Longhorns led 25-21 at the half and took a 13-point advantage on Kai Jones' put-back dunk with 12:35 left. A put-back dunk by Jericho Sims to made it 51-38 with 5:48 left.

"It was huge," Smart said about Sims' play. "I just thought his aggressiveness was at a high level and he played within himself he finished really, really well. Even took the ball from people a couple times and I thought he was really solid on the defensive end."

Jase Febres added 12 points for Texas.

Bradley led Cal with 22 points.

"I would say that to play two nationally ranked teams this early in a season where we're rebuilding is probably an earlier test than maybe would be ideal," first-year Cal coach Mark Fox said. "But we'll use it hopefully as a great lesson in how we have to grow and change and improve. If we use it the right way, this weekend can be very productive for us."

3-POINT STRUGGLES

Cal was 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

"It's our fourth game in eight days, our second game in under 24 hours, I didn't feel like today would be a good 3-point shooting day for either team," Fox said. "I think we anticipated it would probably be a game where 3s are hard to come by. And they were for us."

2K EMPIRE CLASSIC REMATCH

The last time the teams played each other, Texas beat Cal 71-55 in the 2K Classic Championship game at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21, 2014.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

With the loss to Georgetown, Texas likely cost itself its spot in the Top 25. However, with the win over Cal, the Longhorns should still be receiving votes.

BIG PICTURE

Texas: The Longhorns bounced back from their first loss of the season with a win over a Power Five opponent before a week off.

California: The Golden Bears have lost back-to-back games after starting the season 4-0.

UP NEXT

Texas: Hosts McNeese State on Nov. 30.

California: Hosts UC Davis on Tuesday night.

Leaders

Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Williams 0 0 1 3 0 0
D. Whiteside 0 0 0 0 0 0
California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Brown 0 0 0 3 0 1
K. Kuany 0 0 0 0 1 0

Team Comparison

Tex Cal
Points For 62 45
Field Goals 26/62-42% 16/45-36%
Three Pointers 6/24-25% 1/8-12%
Free Throws 4/7-57% 12/20-60%
Offensive Rebounds 9 7
Defensive Rebounds 25 27
Rebounds 38 39
Blocks 3 2
Steals 3 2
Turnovers 5 12
Personal Fouls 19 13
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 Tex 62 @ Cal 45 W. Baker 2 G. Anticevich 1

Game Information

Stadium: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Attendance: 12,500
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