Bears Host Utes For Sunday Matinee
BERKELEY – The Cal women's basketball continues its homestand when Utah comes to Haas Pavilion for a Sunday matinee. The Bears and Utes will tip-off at 1:00 p.m. and will be televised on Pac-12 Bay Area. Krista Blunk and Drew Shiller will once again handle the play-by-play duties from courtside. Fans can follow along via live stats at Statbroadcast.com.
Cal (10-7, 1-5 Pac-12) battled back from a slow start against Colorado but a 16-3 run by the Buffalo was all the momentum the visiting team needed to hand the Bears their second-consecutive loss. Cal is 7-3 at Haas Pavilion this season.
Utah (14-8, 5-5 Pac-12) saw its four-game winning streak snapped on Friday, falling 91-64 at No. 2 Stanford. The Utes bring the conference's top-scoring offense to Berkeley on Sunday, averaging 79.1 points per game which is ninth-best in the nation.
On Sunday the Bears will be playing their annual Play4Kay day. Cal will be wearing its special pink uniforms. In the lobby, all fans will be able to fill out cards with the reason for why they fight in our collective efforts against cancer. During the designated time at halftime, fans should raise their cards to honor female cancer survivors and thrivers.
GAME 18 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Feb. 13, 2022 – 1:00 p.m.
Opponent: Utah Utes (10-7, 1-5 Pac-12)
Site: Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, CA)
TV: Pac-12 Bay Area
Talent: Krista Blunk (play-by-play) Drew Schiller (analyst)
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
AT A GLANCE
• The Bears look to end a two game slide when Utah comes to Haas Pavilion on Sunday. The Bears are 10-7 overall and 7-3 at home. The 10 wins are two shy of the most wins in a season under third year coach Charmin Smith who won 12 in her debut in 2019-20.
• As a team, the Bears are averaging 69.2 points per game which ranks 82nd in the nation and fifth in the Pac-12. Cal is allowing 66.8 points per contest. The +3.3 scoring margin is 156th in the country and ninth in the Pac-12.
• The Bears are 7-3 at home this year the two losses coming at the hands of Ole Miss, Oregon and Colorado. As a team, the Bears are averaging 76.4 points at Haas Pavilion and shooting 43.5 percent from the field. They are holding opponents to 67.2 points per game and 37.4 percent from the floor. Jayda Curry is averaging 18.8 points at home. Eveline Lutje Schipholt is averaging 12.9 ppg and shooting 55.3 percent from the field.
• Milestone Watch: Entering Sunday's contest junior guard Leilani McIntosh needs one point to score her 400th career point. She needs four assists for 250 career assists.
Dalayah Daniels is 10 points from 300 career points.
Jazlen Green is 10 points from 400 career points.
Jayda Curry scored her 300th career point on Friday against Colorado.
Series Versus Utah
Thursday is the 26th time the Bears and Utes have squared off. The series dates back to the 1978-79 season when Utah defeated the Bears 93-62 in Salt Lake City. All-time the Bears own a 14-11 advantage in the series, however, the Utes have won seven of the last 10 matchups. In Utah, the Bears and Utes are tied 5-5. The last time these two teams squared off in Salt Lake City, Cal defeated Utah 88-74.
Last Time Out Versus Utah
A young Bears squad, featuring the collegiate debut of Mia Mastrov battled but lost their 12th game in a row, falling 62-51 at Haas Pavilion on Feb. 5, 2021.
Mastrov played 35 minutes and scored a team-high 20 points in her first taste of Division I basketball. She finished 7-for-19 from the floor and was 4-for-12 from beyond the arc. Michelle Onyiah had 10 points and nine rebounds.
A big second quarter by the Utes gave Utah a 36-26 cushion that the Bears could not overcome. Utah was led by Kemery Martin's game-high 21 points.