Cal Poly to put up championship banner on Wednesday

Focused on turning the page and accomplishing new goals during the 2010-11 year, the Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team will join the university community in Kellogg Gym Wednesday to reflect on the magical playoff run in March that ended in the program’s first NCAA Division II title.

The Broncos begin their new campaign with a 7:30 p.m. home contest Wednesday against Pacifica. CPP traveled to Durham, N.C., and challenged Duke on Nov. 4, as the Broncos held the Blue Devils to a six-point lead at halftime before falling 81-60.

Last year, CPP went 1-1 during non-conference games before the conference schedule started up. This year, the matchup against Pacifica will be the Broncos’ final tuneup before California Collegiate Athletic Association play begins with a Dec. 3 road game at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Greg Kamansky begins his 11th year as CPP head coach and heading into the new season, the Broncos return a balanced offense with their typical energetic defense. Against Duke earlier this month, three CPP players scored in double figures: Tobias Jahn, Dwayne Fells and Matt Rosser.

Donnelle Booker, who was named a preseason Honorable Mention All-American by the Sporting News in September, helped the Broncos limit the Blue Devils’ offense as the senior finished with seven points, six rebounds and three blocks.