Scores

Final

California 68

(18-12, 10-8 Pac-12)

St. John's 78

(22-7, 11-6 Big East)

    12:00 PM ET, March 19, 2006

    Bryce Jordan Center, State College, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    CAL 27 4168
    SJU 32 4678

    Top Performers

    California: A. Walker 21 Pts, 9 Reb

    St. John's: K. Wright 26 Pts, 3 Reb

    St Johns and California meet in first round of NCAAs

    No. 10 California (18-11) at No. 7 St Johns (21-7) 12:00 pm EST

    UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania (Ticker) -- A pair of teams that have not been a part of the NCAA Tournament make their return Sunday when seventh-seeded St. Johns takes on No. 10 California in the first round of the Albuquerque Region.

    The Red Storm have not appeared in the NCAA tournament since 1988, while the Golden Bears make their return after a 13-year absence from the event.

    St. Johns posted an impressive 11-5 mark in the loaded Big East Conference, which received seven bids to the tournament, en route to its second straight 20-win season.

    Cal used a lineup that features five freshman to record its first winning season since 1992-93 under first-year coach Joanne Boyle and was one of a record six Pac-10 Conference teams to make the tournament.

    The winner faces either No. 2 seed Maryland or 15th-seeded Sacred Heart in the second round Tuesday.

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    Gameday Matchup

     
    CAL
    SJU
    W-L18-1121-7
    Avg Points64.770.8
    Avg Points Allowed59.861.2
    Home Record12-412-2
    Road Record6-79-5
    Current StreakL1L1

    School Info

     
    CAL
    SJU
    Conference Pac-12 Big East
    Nickname Golden Bears Red Storm
    Type Public Private

    Series

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    Starting Lineup

    CAL (PPG)
    SJU (PPG)
    F  D. Hampton NA  D. Chambers
    NA  R. Wright NA  A. Clark
    NA  K. Foster NA  G. Barlow
    F  A. Walker NA  K. Wright
    G  A. Gray-Lawson NA  T. Walker