No. 10/10 Cal Visits UCLA Sunday
Jan. 5, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - ***A complete release will follow soon.***
A LOOK AT THE GOLDEN BEARS
Riding a four-game winning streak and fresh off a 57-52 win at USC on Friday, No. 10 California (12-2, 3-0 Pac-10, T1st) plays at UCLA (7-7, 2-1 Pac-10, T3rd) Sunday, Jan. 6, at 12:30 p.m. PT. at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The game can be seen live on Fox Sports Net with Jim Watson (play-by-play) and Tracy Warren (color) handling the broadcast duties.
UCLA is coming off a 69-56 upset of No. 2 Stanford on Friday. Cal and UCLA split the season series last year, with the Bruins winning their second straight overtime contest (77-68) over the Bears in Los Angeles.Cal looks to sweep USC and UCLA on the road for the first time since 2000-01 this season. The Bears also will try to compile their first five-game winning streak since 2004-05.
This year's Cal team, which is ranked a program best of No. 10, is off to the Bears' best start since the 1991-92 team opened the season with a 14-2 record. Cal is also 3-0 for the first time since the 1991-92 Bears began the season 4-0.
Cal continues to boast the top scoring defense in the Pac-10 at 53.2 ppg after USC became the seventh straight opponent that the Bears held under 60 points.
Junior forward/center Devanei Hampton looks to shine again against UCLA. The Oakland, Calif., product averages 23.0 ppg and 12.2 rpg in five outings against the Bruins. In her first start of the season, Hampton recorded season highs of 21 points and 13 rebounds in Cal's win over USC for her first double-double of the season and 18th of her career. She is third on the team in scoring at 12.1 ppg after missing nine games with a knee injury.
Junior forward/center Ashley Walker tops Cal in scoring (16.9 ppg) and rebounding (10.4 rpg). Walker, who hails from Modesto, Calif., leads the Pac-10 with eight double-doubles this season, bringing her career total to 28.
Junior guard Alexis Gray-Lawson is second on the team in scoring (12.4 ppg) and leads the Bears in three-pointers made (28) and percentage (45.9%).
The Bears also have four reserves who average at least 10 minutes per game. Freshman guard/forward Kelsey Adrian leads the way at 6.5 ppg and 3.4 rpg in 21.1 mpg.