Latest California Golden Bears men's basketball News

USC signs Akron grad transfer Utomi for 2019-20 season

Apr. 16, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added forward Daniel Utomi to its basketball roster for next season, its second graduate transfer addition this month. Coach Andy Enfield said Tuesday that Utomi is expected to graduate from Akron soon with a degree in sports management. Utomi joins guard Quinton...

California closer to first-in-US rules on police shootings

Apr. 9, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A grieving mother choked up as she questioned why police didn't use other tactics instead of killing her son. A deputy recalled the terror of second-guessing herself as she traded fire with a suspect who killed her partner. The emotional testimony Tuesday came before California...

California eyes risk pool as it struggles with costly fires

Apr. 3, 2019 9:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials were struggling Wednesday to find ways for homeowners to afford insurance in fire-prone areas of California and for utilities to survive liability from devastating wildfires that threaten to worsen with climate change. One option on the table is the creation of a new...

Troubled California utility names new chief executive, board

Apr. 3, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The troubled California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. named a new chief executive and board members Wednesday amid a bankruptcy proceeding. The San Francisco-based utility chose Bill Johnson as its chief executive officer and president and named 10 new board members,...

The Latest: 1st parent guilty plea in college scam imminent

Apr. 3, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances for prominent parents, including Hollywood actresses, charged in the sweeping college admissions scam (all times local): 4:20 p.m. A California entrepreneur has become the first of 33 parents charged in a college admissions scam to agree to plead guilty. Peter...

USC adds graduate transfer Adlesh to roster for 2019-20

Apr. 1, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added guard Quinton Adlesh to its basketball roster for the 2019-20 season. Coach Andy Enfield said Monday that Adlesh is expected to graduate from Columbia soon with a degree in political science. He will have one season of eligibility remaining. Adlesh averaged...

Former Georgia coach Mark Fox faces uphill climb at Cal

Apr. 1, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — New California coach Mark Fox's phone began to buzz nonstop not long after word spread of his hiring. By Fox's estimate, he received 1,200 text messages from friends, family and alumni. "It took me a minute but I got back to just about everybody," Fox joked. The enthusiasm lingered...

The NCAA Latest: Buffalo tops ex-coach Hurley, Arizona State

Mar. 31, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 6:35 p.m. Buffalo coach Nate Oats beat his former boss when the sixth-seeded Bulls topped Bobby Hurley and 11th-seeded Arizona State 91-74 in the West Region. Hurley was Buffalo's head coach during the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with Oats...

California hires Mark Fox as new head coach

Mar. 29, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones. Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at Nevada and Georgia. He made the NCAA Tournament five times but never advanced to the Sweet 16. Fox was fired at Georgia...

Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

Mar. 24, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and plans to find the right coach to lead that comeback. The university fired basketball coach Wyking Jones on Sunday after Cal won just eight games in each of his first two seasons....