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Undefeated Bears Host Utah State Tuesday Night

Nov 15, 2021

BERKELEY – The undefeated Cal women's basketball team looks to improve to 3-0 for the first time in the Charmin Smith era when Utah State comes to Haas Pavilion on Tuesday night. The Bears and Aggies are slated to tip off at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night's contest will be streamed on the Cal Live Stream, fans can also follow along via live stats at
The contest is open to the public, fans can purchase their tickets hereAll fans 12 and older attending the game will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID prior to entry.  

Date/Time: Nov. 16, 2021 – 7:00 p.m. PT   
Opponent: Utah State Aggies (2-0, 0-0 Mountain West)
Site: Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, CA)
TV:  Cal Live Stream
Live Stats:

• Last time out: After an early 7-0 run by USF that saw the Dons leading 9-2, the Bears went on a run of their own. A pair of threes by Leilani McIntosh put Cal out front for god 12-11 with 4:41 to play in the contest. The game featured just two ties and one lead change, Cal led for over 34 minutes. A 29-0 run late in the game put the contest on ice.
• After two contests, the Bears are +24.0 in the scoring margin after defeating USF 70-41 at the Chase Center. In the early going, the Bears are 70th in the nation in both points per game at 80.0 and scoring margin.
• Freshman guard Jayda Curry has had an impressive debut, she earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors after averaging 25.0 points per contest and shooting 47.1 percent from the field in the Bears' two wins. She becomes the first Cal player to win that award since Evelien Lutje Schipholt earned it on Nov. 25, 2019.
• As a team, the Bears are shooting 50.8 percent from the field (61-for-120). Cal's field goal percentage is currently ranked 27th in the nation. From 3-point range, Cal is connecting on 48.0 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc, going 12-for-25, which is 10th best in the nation.
• Cal's opponents this year are averaging 56.0 points per game, and shooting 36.0 percent from the field. The Bears have held their opponents to 31.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc, (14-for-45).
•Held to less than 50: In the win over the Dons at the Chase Center, Cal's defense held USF to just 41 points. The last time the Bears held an opponent to 50 or less came on Nov. 30, 2019 when Long Beach State was held to 45 points.
•Four in double figures: In the early going, Cal has four players in double figures. Leading the team is Curry who is averaging 25.0 points per game (also the conference leader). Second on the team is Cailyn Crocker with 12.5, followed by Evelien Lutje Schipholt (11.0) and Jadyn Bush (10.5).
Series Versus Utah State
Tuesday marks just the second ever meeting between the Bears and Aggies and first in 41 years. The last time these two teams squared off, Cal defeated Utah State at the San Jose State Tournament on Nov. 22, 1980.
About the Aggies
Utah State enters Tuesday's contest with a 2-0 overall record after defeating Westminster (Utah) 83-75 on Nov. 9 and Cal State Fullerton 85-75 on Nov. 13. The Aggies head out on the road for the first time this season. For the year, they are averaging 84.00 points per game and shooting 41.3 percent from the field. Their opponents are averaging 76.5 points per game and shooting 45.5 percent from the floor. Four players are averaging better than 10.0 points per game with senior guard Kaylin Randhawa averaging 22.0 points per game. She and teammate Olivia Wikstrom are a combined 11-for-21 from beyond the arc.
Last Time Out Versus Utah State
The Golden Bears got a team-high 24 points from senior forward Colleen Galloway as the Bears defeated Utah State 93-82 on Nov. 22, 1980. With the win, the Bears improved to 1-1 en route to a 23-13 season overall.
Sophomore forward/center Christine Sellin grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds in the win over the Aggies, one of eight games that season with 10 or more rebounds.

The Bears return to the road when they travel to La Jolla, CA to take on UC San Diego on Saturday. Saturday's contest is slated for a 4:00 p.m. start and will be streamed on ESPN+.

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