AJ Mast/APStanford needed several late-game comebacks to reach this weekend’s super regional.

Cal opens Maui tourney by beating Arkansas

Cal easily won its first game of the Maui Invitational on Monday with at least four tougher teams hoping to join them on the winners side of the double-elimination tournament.

David Kravish had 19 points and 15 rebounds as Cal beat Arkansas 85-77. Ricky Kreklow scored 17 points off the bench while three others scored in double-digits for the Golden Bears (5-0).

Cal made just under half its shots as a team — 47.5 percent. The Bears had 24 second-chance points on 19 offensive rebounds, and made eight of 20 3-point attempts (40 percent).

Freshman Jabari Bird led the Bears in scoring for most of the game before finishing with 15 points.

Cal will take on Syracuse today.

STANFORD 86, HOUSTON 76

NEW YORK — Dwight Powell and Anthony Brown both scored 20 points to lead Stanford to victory against Houston in the semifinals of the Progressive Legends Classic.

Josh Huestis had 13 points and 13 rebounds for Stanford, which shot 66.7 percent from the field (18-of-27) from the field in the second half.

The Cardinal (5-1) will play Pittsburgh, which beat Texas Tech 76-53, in the championship game today.College Sports

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

San Francisco DJ and producer Jah Yzer livestreams most mornings from his home. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Roots & Tings build community through music

Lateef the Truthspeaker, Jah Yzer and Winstrong call for voting as a form of healing

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

WeChat (Shutterstock)
U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.… Continue reading

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Most Read