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Bears at Trojans

Dec 20, 2020

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BERKELEY – California women's basketball remains in Los Angeles as they prepare for a Monday matchup at USC on Dec. 21 at 2pm PT. The contest at Galen Center will be broadcast on Pac-12 Network.
Freshman forward Dalayah Daniels continues to make a big impact for the Golden Bears. During Saturday's game at No. 11 UCLA, she recorded her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds while playing all 40 minutes. She now leads the team in both average scoring (12.2) and rebounding (6.8). Both stats are ranked in the top-20 in the Pac-12 while her 5.33 defensive boards are ranked sixth. Furthermore, her 36.9 minutes per game are the second-most in the conference. She is also the only freshman in the Pac-12 to have recorded multiple double-doubles and is one of just seven with two or more overall.
After missing the last two games, sophomore guard Leilani McIntosh made her presence felt, scoring each of the Bears' first six points. The Phoenix, Ariz. native went on to score eight points while contributing five rebounds, five assists, and two steals. McIntosh is one of two Cal players averaging double-digit points this season with 10.5 (also Daniels). Another bright spot for Cal was freshman center Sela Heide who scored six points (3-for-6), pulled down five rebounds and blocked a career-best five shots. Her five blocks are the most by a Cal player in a game since Jan. 11, 2019 when Kristine Anigwe collected seven against Arizona. Heide now leads the team with 10 blocks on the season which is ranked fifth in the Pac-12.
As a team, the Bears are ranked atop the conference and 15th in the nation in fewest personal fouls per game. They are averaging 13.5 after committing just 12 against the Bruins.
USC is 1-4, 0-4 Pac-12 this season after falling to No. 1 Stanford on Saturday. Sophomore guard Endiya Rogers led the team with 26 points against the Cardinal while grad student forward Jordan Sanders contributed 10. Rogers leads the Trojans in scoring this season with an average of 16.4 points per game. Sanders (11.5) and sophomore center Angel Jackson (10.6) are also averaging double-digit points. Jackson ranks first in the conference with 12 blocks. Meanwhile, Sanders is ranked first in the Pac-12 and fifth in the country with a 66.7 three-point field goal percentage, having scored eight of 12 three pointers.
The Trojans' only victory this year came against Loyola Marymount when they defeated the Lions 85-55 in the first game of the season. Since then, they were narrowly defeated by ASU (63-58) and Arizona (78-77) before last Sunday's 73-52 loss at UCLA. Monday's contest will be their second home Pac-12 game of the season.
Monday's 2pm PT game against USC will be available to watch via Pac-12 Network. Live stats will also be available here. Fans can receive additional in-game updates and behind-the-scenes information by following the Bears' social media accounts (Twitter: @CalWBBall, Instagram: @CalWBBall and Facebook:
The Golden Bears will return to action on New Year's Day when they face ASU in Tempe followed by a matchup at Arizona on Jan. 3. Times for those games are still TBD.