The California Baptist Lancers men's basketball team represents California Baptist University in the Western Athletic Conference. The team made the jump into Division I basketball on July 1, 2018. They are currently led by head coach Rick Croy and play at the CBU Events Center, which opened in 2017 and replaced the Van Dyne Gym. The men's basketball program will be ineligible for play in the NCAA Division I Tournament during their transition period, although they can be eligible for other tournaments such as the College Basketball Invitational.
The CBU Events Center is a sports arena in Riverside, California. It opened in 2017 and has a capacity of 5,050.
The 153,000-square-feet facility is home to the Cal Baptist Lancers men's and women's basketball teams as well as select matches for the women's volleyball and men's wrestling teams. The arena replaced Van Dyne Gym for men's and women's basketball as part of the Lancers' transition to Division I. The women's volleyball team and men's wrestling team use Van Dyne Gym as their main venue.
In addition to athletic events, the arena also hosts CBU's chapel program, student orientation activities and commencement ceremonies.