Road Swing Continues At Washington State
PULLMAN, Wash. – The California men's basketball team will face Washington State in a Pac-12 contest at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday at Beasley Coliseum. The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
Cal's trip to the Pacific Northwest started with a 64-55 loss to Washington in Seattle on Wednesday. Despite shooting 50 percent (24-48) from the floor, the Golden Bears (9-8, 2-4 Pac-12) committed 17 turnovers and surrendered a nine-point advantage to the host Huskies.
Washington State (9-7, 2-3) is coming off a 62-57 loss to Stanford on Thursday. The Cougars have lost five of their past seven games.
- Date & Time: Saturday, Jan. 15 | 1 p.m. PT
- Watch: Pac-12 Network | Greg Heister (PxP) & Eldridge Recasner (Analyst)
- Listen: KGO 810 AM | Rich Cellini (PxP) & Todd McKim (Analyst)
- Live Stats: StatBroadcast
- Cal has split its four meetings with Washington State under Mark Fox, with its two wins coming in 2019-20. That season sweep included a 66-57 victory in Pullman on Feb. 19, 2020.
- The Bears are among the Pac-12's best defensive teams statistically, ranking second in scoring defense (62.6, 41st nationally), first in 3-point field-goal percentage defense (29.4%, 43rd nationally) & fourth in field-goal percentage defense (40.4%, 73rd nationally).
- Cal is 7-1 when its veteran trio of Andre Kelly (14.4 points per game), Jordan Shepherd (14.2) & Grant Anticevich (11.6) score 10-plus points in the same game.
- Jordan Shepherd has scored double figures in 11 straight games and ranks seventh in the Pac-12 in scoring. The graduate guard has played more than 80% of Cal's minutes this season, averaging 33.2 minutes per game.
- Andre Kelly is the only player ranked among the Pac-12's top six in points per game (14.4, sixth), rebounds per game (8.4, second) & FG% (60.5, third).
- Jalen Celestine is averaging 8.4 points, 3.0 rebounds & 1.2 assists in the last five games. He's made three-plus field goals in seven of nine games since Dec. 5.
- The Bears have outrebounded their opponents 12 times this season, largely due to a strong presence on the defensive glass. Cal is third in the Pac-12 and 53rd nationally in defensive rebounds per game (27.82).
- Cal will play eight of its remaining 15 Pac-12 games on the road. The Bears are 0-5 away from Haas Pavilion this season, with three true road losses at UNLV (Nov. 15), Utah (Dec. 5) & Washington (Jan. 12).
Cal hosts No. 6 Arizona at noon on Sunday, Jan. 23 in Haas Pavilion. The contest will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Networks.
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