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21-13, 5th in Pac-12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

California officially announces Wyking Jones as its next head coach.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Louisville coach Rick Pitino on former assistant Wyking Jones getting the Cal job, "Wyking is a hard worker and recruiter and he is more than ready to be a head coach. All three from my (2013) championship team were awesome -- Kevin Keatts (NC State), Wyking Jones (Cal) and Kareem Richardson (UMKC).''

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Cal promotes Jones to first head-coach job

Cal has given Wyking Jones the head-coaching position for its men's basketball program, promoting him after he was named the interim coach following the resignation of Cuonzo Martin last week.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

California will have new basketball and football head coaches next season, in Wyking Jones and Justin Wilcox, respectively. They have a combined zero years of head coaching experience. Will be interesting to see if the risks pay off.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

Cal sophomore forward Ivan Rabb tells The Undefeated that he is entering the 2017 NBA Draft with no plans of returning to school. "Cal meant a lot to me. My two years at Cal was a huge learning experience both on and off of the court," Rabb said.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Trend is brewing now with major coaching hires: younger or coaches with less than five years of head coaching experience. Not saying it's right or wrong but it is the trend: LSU, Washington, NC State, Illinois. Outliers are Counzo Martin to Missouri and Brian Gregory to South Florida, so far. Will be interesting to see how Cal, Oklahoma State and UMass handle. Can't see Indiana going in this direction.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Cuonzo Martin's deal is 7 years and worth a little more than $21 million, source told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Cuonzo Martin has agreed to 7-year deal with Missouri, source told ESPN. Done deal.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Cuonzo Martin is in final stages of a 7-year deal with Missouri, source told ESPN. Expected to be done sometime tonight.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

California announces that Cuonzo Martin has resigned to take a position at another school.

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Mizzou lures Martin from Cal with 7-year deal

Former Cal coach Cuonzo Martin agreed to become the next men's basketball coach at Missouri on Wednesday. Sources tell ESPN the deal is for seven years and a little more than $21 million.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Missouri has offered job to Cal coach Cuonzo Martin, sources told ESPN. Martin mulling decision over.

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Whom should Cal hire to replace Cuonzo Martin?

Missouri lured Cuonzo Martin back to the Midwest, leaving Cal with a coaching vacancy to fill. Luckily for the Golden Bears, their best option to replace Martin isn't far from Berkeley.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Potential names at Illinois include Baylor's Scott Drew, California's Cuonzo Martin, SMU's Tim Jankovich, among others.

Oregon tops Cal in Pac-12 semis (1:25)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon beats California 73-65 in Pac-12 semifinals. The ViewFromVegas is the Ducks did NOT cover as 9-point favorites. Announcer Bill Walton alluded to the reaction of the Vegas crowd after Oregon's missed free throw with 2.4 seconds left, keeping the margin short of the spread.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon just too much for Cal. The Ducks advance to the Pac-12 final and face the UCLA/Arizona winner, probably with the chance to stay in the west region on the line. Cal might be on its way to the NIT. Tough night. Fought hard without Jabari Bird but missed some crucial opportunities late.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

That's a crucial possession for Cal and the Bears commit a turnover after Charlie Moore whistled for the double dribble. They've fought hard to keep this tight without Jabari Bird. But you can't commit unforced turnovers in this critical stretch.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The sheer athleticism, size and speed of these Oregon athletes creates a potent combo that's difficult for Cal (and everyone else) to stop on offense or attack on the other end of the floor. Ivan Rabb, projected first round pick in this summer's NBA draft, is really struggling to find space inside against the Ducks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game68.1291st
Rebounds Per Game38.931st
Assists Per Game12.0275th
Points Allowed63.419th

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record20-19
Championship Seasons1959
Tournament Appearances19