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Bears Look To Bounce Back Against Trojans

Jan 22, 2021
Cal seeks is third Pac-12 win in the last five games as it hosts USC on Saturday.

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BERKELEY – California will look to end its weekend homestand on a high note as it hosts USC at 5 p.m. PST Saturday at Haas Pavilion. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks with Roxy Bernstein and Ben Braun on the call.
 
The Golden Bears (7-9, 2-7 Pac-12) are coming off a hard-fought 61-57 loss to No. 24 UCLA on Thursday and are seeking their third Pac-12 win in five games Saturday. The Trojans (11-3, 5-2 Pac-12), who had their game at Stanford postponed on Thursday, most recently lost at Oregon State but were winners of six in a row prior.
 
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  • Cal is aiming to snap a five-game losing streak against USC. The Bears' last win against the Trojans came on Jan. 8, 2017 in Los Angeles.
  • Grant Anticevich has dominated offensively in Cal's past two games, averaging 17.5 points on 66.7 percent shooting from the field. He tied a season high with 21 points (8-for-11 FG) vs. UCLA on Thursday.
  • Anticevich tied the Cal school record for the most 3-pointers without a miss for the second time in his career Thursday. He went 5-for-5 against Cal Baptist on Nov. 15, 2019. Amit Tamir (vs. Arizona State, 2003) and Eric Vierneisel (vs. Washington, 2008) were also 5-for-5.
  • Cal's leading scorer Matt Bradley (17.8 PPG) has missed five straight games and seven of Cal's last nine due to injury (ankle).
  • Andre Kelly leads all Pac-12 players at 70% shooting (42-for-60) in conference action this season. He's shooting 61.5% overall, tied for the second-best percentage among conference players.
  • The Bears are 6-0 this season when scoring 70 or more points, most recently including Pac-12 victories at Utah and vs. Washington.
  • Cal is 17-8 overall and 7-6 in Pac-12 play at Haas Pavilion under Mark Fox (2019-20 to present). That includes a 5-3 record this season.
  • Makale Foreman (37) and Ryan Betley (35) are ranked 1-2 among Pac-12 players in 3-pointers made this season. Cal is second among conference schools with 111 total makes from behind the arc.
  • The Bears' 50 second-half points in their win at Utah on Jan. 16 were their most in a single half since scoring 52 in the second half against Pepperdine on Nov. 5, 2019. Cal shot 58.6 percent during the 50-point second half last week.

 
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