RTC Live: New Mexico @ CaliforniaPosted by rtmsf on November 20th, 2010
Game #22. RTC Live is back at Haas Pavilion in the Year After Cal’s first Pac-10 championship in a half-century to take on Steve Alford’s New Mexico Lobos.
It’s a battle of the defending champs when Cal hosts New Mexico at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley at 7 p.m. Saturday night. In Cal’s case, however, it’s a battle with mostly new combatants. Mike Montgomery lost the heart of his first-time-ever Pac 10 championship team, and is trying to rebuild around a pair of highly-touted freshman guards, Allen Crabbe and Gary Franklin, and returning do-everything guard Jorge Gutierrez. Steve Alford, on the other hand, has a ton of returning talent from the Mountain West champion squad that won 30 games, including 14 in a row to finish the conference season. Senior guard Dairese (pronounced da-REESE) Gary and freshman guard Kendall Williams have been among the Lobo standouts as New Mexico handled Detroit (63-54) and Arizona State (76-62) at home. Cal defeated a so-so Cal State Northridge 80-63 in Berkeley in its only game so far, but will face a New Mexico team going on the road for the first time. Join Rush the Court as we come to you live tonight from Haas Pavilion.
Update: Unfortunately we had some connectivity issues tonight. We are sorry we couldn’t bring the game to you, but will have a recap soon.