Cal Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule Released
BERKELEY – The Cal women's basketball team will play an 11-game non-conference schedule this season, one that includes eight games at home in Haas Pavilion, a contest at Chase Center in San Francisco and a visit into SEC country for a match-up vs. Arkansas.
After hosting a pair of exhibition games, the Golden Bears will tip off the regular season in Berkeley vs. Sacramento State on Tuesday, Nov. 9. This will mark the first game between the schools since the 2016-17 season, with Cal having won the last five meetings.
The Bears then head across the Bay Bridge to play San Francisco at Chase Center, home of the Golden State Warriors, on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Dons, who reached the second round of the WNIT last year, will be the first of four non-conference opponents that played in the 2021 postseason.
After a home contest against Utah State (Nov. 16) and a visit to UC San Diego (Nov. 20), the Bears will entertain three schools for the Cal Classic on Thanksgiving weekend in Haas Pavilion. The first day on Friday, Nov. 26 features Cal vs. Furman and Ole Miss against San Diego State. The championship and consolation games will follow on Saturday, Nov. 27. Ole Miss finished 15-12 in 2020-21 and advanced to the WNIT championship game before falling to Rice.
The Bears host their annual School Haas Rock game on Thursday, Dec. 2 when Fresno State visits Berkeley, before Cal travels to Arkansas on Sunday, Dec. 5. The Bears upset the 20th-ranked Razorbacks, 84-80, when the teams met two years ago in Haas, marking Cal head coach Charmin Smith's first win over a ranked opponent. This time, Cal will be facing an Arkansas squad that was 19-9 a year ago and earned an NCAA Tournament bid.
The Bears close out their non-conference slate with three home contests against McNeese State (Dec. 11), Cal Poly (Dec. 18) and Saint Mary's (Dec. 21).
Cal's Pac-12 schedule will be announced at a later date.
For ticket information on the 2021-22 season, visit CalBears.com/tickets or call (800) GO BEARS (462-3277) and press option 3.
2021-22 Cal Women's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule
|Oct. 29||Fri||Westmont (exh.)||Berkeley||7:00 pm|
|Nov. 4||Thu||St. Martin's (exh.)||Berkeley||7:00 pm|
|Nov. 9||Tue||Sacramento State||Berkeley||TBA|
|Nov. 13||Sat||vs. San Francisco#||San Francisco, CA||TBA|
|Nov. 16||Tue||Utah State||Berkeley||7:00 pm|
|Nov. 20||Sat||at UC San Diego||San Diego, CA||TBA|
|Nov. 26||Fri||Furman*||Berkeley||1:00 pm|
|Nov. 27||Sat||Ole Miss/San Diego State*||Berkeley||1:00/3:00 pm|
|Dec. 2||Thu||Fresno State^||Berkeley||11:30 am|
|Dec. 5||Sun||at Arkansas||Fayetteville, AR||TBA|
|Dec. 11||Sat||McNeese State||Berkeley||TBA|
|Dec. 18||Sat||Cal Poly||Berkeley||3:00 pm|
|Dec. 21||Tue||Saint Mary's||Berkeley||1:00 pm|
Home games (bold) at Haas Pavilion
# at Chase Center, San Francisco
* Cal Classic
^ School Haas Rock Game