Who's Playing

California @ Santa Clara

Current Records: California 0-11; Santa Clara 10-3

What to Know

The California Golden Bears have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They will square off against the Santa Clara Broncos at 5 p.m. ET Sunday at Leavey Center. Santa Clara should still be feeling good after a win, while the Golden Bears will be looking to get back in the win column.

California found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 82-58 punch to the gut against the Butler Bulldogs two weeks ago. Guard Devin Askew (17 points) and forward Grant Newell (17 points) were the top scorers for California.

Meanwhile, the UC Irvine Anteaters typically have all the answers at home, but this past Thursday Santa Clara proved too difficult a challenge. Santa Clara enjoyed a cozy 86-74 victory over the Anteaters. The Broncos can attribute much of their success to guard Carlos Stewart, who shot 5-for-7 from downtown and finished with 29 points, and forward Keshawn Justice, who shot 7-for-12 from beyond the arc and finished with 26 points, five dimes and six boards.

The Golden Bears are the clear underdogs, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.

California didn't have too much trouble with Santa Clara at home when the two teams previously met in December of last year as they won 72-60. The rematch might be a little tougher for California since the team won't have home-court advantage. We'll see if the change in venue makes a difference.

How To Watch

  • When: Sunday at 5 p.m. ET
  • Where: Leavey Center -- Santa Clara, California
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $11.00


The Broncos are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Golden Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

California have won two out of their last three games against Santa Clara.

  • Dec 11, 2021 - California 72 vs. Santa Clara 60
  • Dec 07, 2019 - Santa Clara 71 vs. California 52
  • Nov 26, 2018 - California 78 vs. Santa Clara 66