No. 4 California vs. No. 13 Hawaii
11 a.m. TV: TBS
Seed, region: No. 4, South
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Nickname: Golden Bears
How they got here: At-large
NCAA tournament record: 20-18 in 18 years
Coach: Cuonzo Martin 41-25 in 2 seasons, 165-107 overall in 8 seasons
Marquee players: Yet another tournament team with balance, the Golden Bears truck out five starters who average double digits in scoring. They are led by 6-5 senior guard Tyrone Wallace, who averages 15.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists a game. He’s followed by 6-7 freshman forward Jaylen Brown (15, 5.5 rebs); 6-5 junior guard Jordan Mathews (13.2); 6-11 freshman forward Ivan Rabb (12.5, 8.5 rebs); and 6-6 junior guard Jabari Bird (10.4 pts). The Golden Bears are part of a record seven Pac-12 teams in the dance.
Famous alumni: Gregory Peck, actor; Aaron Rodgers, NFL; Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple; Jason Kidd, NBA; Jerry Mathers, actor; Robert S. McNamara, former U.S. defense secretary.
Seed, region: No. 13, South
Nickname: Rainbow Warriors
Conference: Big West
How they got here: Big West champs
NCAA tournament record: 0-4 in four years
Coach: Eran Ganot 27-5, 1 season
Marquee players: The Rainbow Warriors look to three main players carry the scoring load. They are led by 6-11 junior forward Stefan Jankovic, who averages 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds a game. He’s followed by 6-5 junior guard Aaron Valdes (14.6, 5.5 rebs) and 6-3 senior guard Roderick Bobbitt (13.3, 5.5 assists). Hawaii lost close games to Texas Tech (82-74) and Oklahoma (84-81) and beat Auburn before going 13-3 in the Big West. The Rainbow Warriors capped the season with a 64-60 win over Long Beach State on Saturday to secure the Big West’s automatic bid.
Famous alumni: Beau Bridges, actor; Jason Elam, NFL kicker; June Jones, NFL, NCAA coach; Maa Tanuvasa, NFL; Mark Tuinei, NLF; Bette Midler, actress; Gordon Cooper, astronaut.
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