Colorado meets Cal in Pac-12 tourney
No. 12 seed Cal (8-22, 3-15) vs. No. 5 seed Colorado (19-11, 10-8)
Pac-12 Conference Tournament First Round, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Cal and Colorado are prepared to match up in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 24, when the Buffaloes shot 50 percent from the field while holding Cal to just 38.9 percent en route to a 68-59 victory.
LEADING THE CHARGE: Colorado’s Tyler Bey has averaged 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while McKinley Wright IV has put up 13 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists. For the Golden Bears, Justice Sueing has averaged 14.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while Paris Austin has put up 11.7 points and 4.4 assists.
JUMPING FOR JUSTICE: Sueing has connected on 29.5 percent of the 112 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 4 of 7 over his last three games. He’s also converted 78.2 percent of his foul shots this season.
WINLESS WHEN: Colorado is 0-6 this year when it scores 64 points or fewer and 19-5 when it scores at least 65.
FLOOR SPACING: Cal’s Darius McNeill has attempted 184 3-pointers and connected on 35.3 percent of them, and is 5 for 16 over his last three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Cal has committed a turnover on just 16.6 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all Pac-12 teams. The Golden Bears have turned the ball over only 11.3 times per game this season.