Bears Looking To Sweep SoCal Road Trip
BERKELEY – The Cal women's basketball looks to do something it has only done five times previously in program history, sweep the Southern California road trip when it takes on UCLA at Pauley Pavilion at Noon on Sunday. The Bears and Bruins will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with JB Long and Tammy Blackburn calling the action live. Fans can also follow the game via live stats at Statbroadcast.com.
Cal (10-5, 1-3 Pac-12) is coming off a thrilling 62-59 win over USC on Friday night at the Galen Center, the Bear's first road conference win since March of 2020.
UCLA (9-8, 4-5 Pac-12) have lost four straight after falling at home to No. 2 Stanford 76-48 on Thursday evening. At Pauley Pavilion this year, the Bruins are 7-2.
GAME 16 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Feb. 6, 2022 – Noon
Opponent: UCLA Bruins (9-8, 4-5 Pac-12)
Site: Pauley Pavilion (Los Angeles, Calif.)
TV: Pac-12 Bay Area
Talent: JB Long (play-by-play) Tammy Blackburn (analyst)
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
AT A GLANCE
• The Bears got their first conference win of the year on Friday night, defeating USC 62-59 at the Galen Center. With the win, the Bears improved to 10-5 on the year and 1-3 in the Pac-12.
• With the win, Cal gets their first conference win since defeating Arizona State 67-55 on Sunday, February 21, 2021. It is the first conference road win since the Bears defeated No. 13 Arizona 55-54 in Tucson on March 1, 2020.
• A win on Sunday would end the Bear's seven-game losing streak at the hands of the Bruins. It would also give Cal their first sweep of the weekend LA series since 2015. The Bears have swept the SoCal road trip just five times in program history. (2015, '14, '13, '08, '01).
• As a team, the Bears are averaging 71.1 points per game which ranks 68th in the nation and fourth in the Pac-12. Cal is allowing 67.3 points per contest. The +3.9-scoring margin is 147th in the country and ninth in the Pac-12.
• The Bears are 3-3 on the road this year and ended their three-game road skid on Friday night. As a team, Cal is averaging 63.4 points per game on the road and shooting 35.4 percent from the field. They are allowing 69.0 points per game and their opponents are shooting 40.0 percent from the field. Those numbers show steady improvement from last season, in which Cal went 0-6 on the road and surrendered 70 points per game with their opponents connecting on 44.3 percent of their attempts from the field.
•The 10-5 start is the best start under third-year head coach Charmin Smith through 15 games.
Series Versus UCLA
Sunday is the 80th meeting between the Bears and Bruins. All-time, UCLA owns a 56-23 advantage in the series that dates back to Dec. 22, 1978 when UCLA defeated Cal 100-87 at Pauley Pavilion. In Los Angeles, the Bruins own a 28-8 advantage in the series. The Bear's last win on the road against the Bruins came on Jan. 25, 2015, 72-57. Last time out, UCLA defeated the Bears 71-37 at UCLA on Dec. 19, 2020.
Last Time Out Versus UCLA
The young Bears' squad showed improvement, but fell 71-37 at UCLA last time out.
Leilani McIntosh scored eight points, including Cal's first six in her return to the lineup after missing two games. Sela Heide had six points, five rebounds, and five blocks. While Dalayah Daniels recorded her second career double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Cal returns home next weekend hosting Colorado on Friday, February 11, and Utah on Sunday, February 13. The Bears and Buffalo will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. on Pac-12 Network. Cal and Utah are slated for a 1:00 p.m. tip time and will also be televised on Pac-12 Network.