CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein checks in with five observations from Friday in the 2016 NCAA Tournament, including another rough first-round showing by the Big 12.
Hawaii won an NCAA tournament game for the first time in program history by beating Cal by 11 in the latest upset from March Madness.
Cal point guard Tyrone Wallace suffered a hand injury in practice this week and has since been ruled out for the entire 2016 NCAA Tournament by doctors.
California has made that jump from "dangerous lower-seeeded NCAA Tournament team" to legitimately good team. And the rest of the country should be worried.
Cal freshman Jaylen Brown opened Thursday night's game with a fast-break dunk against Arizona State.
The California Golden Bears (12-6, 2-3 in the Pac-12) have struggled to establish a consistent identity on the road this season, and that has placed their NCAA Tournament hopes in jeopardy. Those hopes became even more of a question mark on Tuesday.
Cal has a problem that it's going to need to rectify if it wants to make the NCAA Tournament this season. It needs to start winning on the road.
Cal beat Saint Mary's on a late 3 by Jabari Bird, but there are a lot of questions about where the Golden Bears are right now.
Hope you'll be in front of a television on Thanksgiving, because there are plenty of new early season tournaments beginning.

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