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Bears Begin Final Road Trip Of Season

Feb 17, 2022
The Bears are back on the road this weekend, taking on Oregon and Oregon State.

BERKELEY – The Cal women's basketball team goes out on the road for the final time this season when it travels north to Eugene and Corvallis to take on the Ducks and Beavers. Cal and Oregon are slated for a 7 p.m. tip Friday and will be televised on Pac-12 Bay Area from Matthew Knight Arena. On Sunday, Cal will take on Oregon State with the tip-off slated for noon at Gill Coliseum.
 
Cal (11-8, 2-6 Pac-12) has had an eventful 48 hours. Late Tuesday evening, the Bears found out their rescheduled game against Arizona State was not happening, literally, at the 11th hour, the Bears added Cal State LA for a Wednesday non-conference game. The Bears soundly defeated the Golden Eagles, winning 98-53 to end a three-game losing streak.
 
Oregon (17-8, 9-4 Pac-12) is coming off a 67-53 non-conference win over UCLA on Wednesday. It is the Duck's 10th win in their last 13 games. At home this year, Oregon is 11-2.
 
Oregon State (12-9, 5-6 Pac-12) has gone 1-4 over its last five contests. Last weekend the Beavers split their series with rival Oregon, defeating the Ducks 68-62 at Matthew Knight Arena last Sunday. On Friday, the Beavers host Stanford at 7:00 p.m. at Gill Coliseum.

GAME 20 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Feb. 18, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Opponent: Oregon Ducks (17-8, 9-4 Pac-12)
Site: Matthew Knight Arena (Eugene, OR)
TV:  Pac-12 Bay Area
Talent: Ben Creighton and Jennifer Mountain
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
 
GAME 21 INFORMATION
Date/Time: Feb. 20, 2022 – Noon PT
Opponent: Oregon State Beavers (12-9, 5-6 Pac-12)
Site: Gill Coliseum (Corvallis, OR)
TV:  Pac-12 Bay Area
Talent: Ann Schatz and Mary Murphy
Live Stats: Statbroadcast.com
 
 
AT A GLANCE
 
• Cal begins the final road trip of the 2021-22 season when they travel to Eugene and Corvallis to take on Oregon and Oregon State on Friday and Sunday. Cal is currently 11-8 overall and 2-6 in the Pac-12 following the conference's announcement that Arizona State will forfeit Wednesday's canceled game.
 
• The Case for Curry: Freshman guard Jayda Curry has been tremendous this season (more on her later) - she entered this week as the only freshman in the conference accounting for 25% of their team's scoring. She also leads all freshmen with seven 20-point performances - tied for second-most among all players in the Pac-12.
 
• Called an audible: The Bears wasted no time finding an opponent to replace Wednesday's canceled game against Arizona State. The Sun Devils and Bears announced the cancellation of their rescheduled game at 9:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday. By 11:34 p.m. that same evening, the Bears agreed to play Cal State LA in a non-conference game in the same time slot as the ASU contest.
 
• As a team, the Bears are averaging 71.1 points per game which ranks 66th in the nation and fifth in the Pac-12. In Pac-12 play, the Bears are averaging 59.4 points per contest. For the season, Cal is shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from 3-point range.
 
•On the road again: The Bears enter this weekend 3-4 on the road. As a team, they are averaging 61.9 points per contest. Jayda Curry dominates on road trips - she is averaging 21.3 points per contest on the road - including a 30-point performance at No. 2 Stanford.
 
Series Versus Oregon
Friday will be the 78th time the Bears and Ducks have squared off. All-time, Oregon owns a 44-33 advantage in the series that dates back to Feb. 25, 1979, when Oregon defeated the Bears 79-59 in Berkeley. In Eugene, the Ducks are 25-12 against the Bears. Oregon extended its winning streak over the Bears with an 88-53 win over Cal at Haas Pavilion earlier this year.
 
Last Time Out Versus Oregon
Oregon came out hot from long distance to build an early lead and the Ducks cruised to an 88-53 victory over Cal On January 9, 2022.

Oregon went 6-for-8 from 3-point range in the first quarter and finished the game, 14-for-26 from behind the arc. Syd­ney Parrish made her first six attempts and finished with 21 points, while Te-Hina Paopao was 4-of-5 on 3-pointers and had 21 points, as well.

Jayda Curry led the Bears with 13 points overall, with Eve­lien Lutje Schipholt adding 10 points and eight rebounds. Cal was efficient getting to the free-throw line, where they were 20-of-26.
 
Series Versus Oregon
Sunday marks the 78th time Cal and Oregon State have squared off, with the Beavers owning a 39-38 advantage in the series thanks in part to an 11-game winning streak that dates back to the 2014-15 season. In Corvallis, the Bears are 14-21 against the Beavers. The last time Cal came out on top came was on Jan. 3, 2014, with the Bears winning 72-63 at Haas Pavilion. The Cal/Oregon State game scheduled to be played at Haas Pavilion on Friday, January 7 was postponed due to health and safety protocols. Last season, the Beavers swept the season series, including the match-up at the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas on March 3, 2021 (71-63). Cal captured the first-ever meeting, winning 74-60 on Nov. 30, 1979.
 
Last Time Out Versus Oregon State
Cal kept Oregon State on its toes throughout the entirety of last year's opening-round matchup in the Pac-12 Tour­nament. After trailing by 12 at the intermission, the Gold­en Bears closed the deficit to just four points with 5:04 to play in the fourth quarter, but the Beavers ultimately held their ground, defeating Cal 71-63.
 
Cal saw three players score in double figures, guard Leilani McIntosh led the team with 14 points, forward Ugonne (Michelle) Onyiah scored 13 points, Evelien Lutje Schipholt scored13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. OSU had four players in double figures and was led by Talia von Oelhoffen's game-high 20 points. Taylor Jones had 17 points and 13 rebounds.
 
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