Justin Cobbs scored 18 points for the Golden Bears (5-1), who will play the Dayton-Baylor loser in the third-place game.
Richard Solomon scored seven points as part of an opening 14-0 run and California got another steady performance from Tyrone Wallace in a 75-47 win over Southern Utah on Monday.
Freshman Jabari Bird made a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 1:24 remaining and added a pair of insurance free throws to lead California to a 64-60 win over Oakland on Friday night.
Tyrone Wallace scored 16 points and David Kravish 15 in leading California to a 77-50 victory over Denver on Tuesday night.
Tyrone Wallace had 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds, knocking down three of his team’s nine 3-pointers to lead California past Coppin State 83-64 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.
Second-leading scorer Justin Cobbs suffered a right foot fracture in August, but it looks like he is on track to be ready for the season.
Cal Golden Bears senior guard Justin Cobbs will be out six to eight weeks after he fractured a bone in his right foot. Cal opens the regular season in basektball against Humboldt State on Oct 31.
The short distance has allowed Cal to keep its usual practice schedule, avoid changing time zones and even send a player or two back to Berkeley for class.
The Buffaloes have NCAA Tournament experience and really defend. Colorado is good enough to win two games in the field of 68.
Cal (20-11) needed to play well in the Pac-12 tournament to ensure an NCAA invite but now will have to wait three anxious days to find out if it will get an at-large bid.