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Bears Celebrate Black History Month With Special Guest Alicia Garza

Feb 23, 2022

BERKELEY – Cal women's basketball hosts Washington Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm during their Black History Month and Equality and Inclusion Night game. As part of the promotion, the Bears will host Alicia Garza, who will serve as an honorary coach. 
Garza, principal at Black Futures Lab; author of The Purpose of Power; and co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network, believes that Black communities deserve what all communities deserve -- to be powerful in every aspect of their lives.
An author, political strategist, organizer, and cheeseburger enthusiast, Garza founded the Black Futures Lab to make Black communities powerful in politics. She is the co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter and the Black Lives Matter Global Network, serves as the Strategy & Partnerships Director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and is a co-founder of Supermajority, a new home for women's activism.

Garza has become a powerful voice in the media and frequently contributes thoughtful opinion pieces and expert commentary on politics, race and more to outlets such as MSNBC and The New York Times. She has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being on the cover of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World issue and being named to Bloomberg's 50 and Politico's 50 lists.
She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart (One World Penguin Random House), and she warns you -- hashtags don't start movements, people do.
Cal enters this weekend with an 11-10 overall record and is 2-8 in the Pac-12 following a pair of tough defeats on the road at Oregon and Oregon State. The Huskies come to Haas Pavilion with a 6-14 overall record and are 1-11 in the Pac-12. Last weekend, Washington ended an 11-game skid with a 74-69 win over visiting Arizona State.

Date/Time: Feb. 24, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Opponent: Washington Huskies (6-14, 1-11 Pac-12)
Site: Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, CA)
TV:  Pac-12 Bay Area
Talent: Elise Woodward and Maylana Martin Douglas
Live Stats:
Series Versus Washington
Thursday is the 77th time the Bears and Huskies have squared off. The game earlier this year in Seattle was postponed due to health and safety protocols. All-time, Washington owns a 48-28 advantage in the series that dates back to Jan. 30, 1986, with the Huskies defeating Cal 65-50 in Seattle. In Berkeley, the Bears are 14-23 against UW - but have lost two straight against Washington, including the last meeting between the teams on Dec. 4, 2020 - 80-53 at Haas Pavilion. 
Last Time Out Versus Washington
The last time these two teams faced was the Pac-12 opener on Dec. 4, 2020, with the Bears falling 80-53 in Berkeley.

Sophomore guard Leilani McIntosh led Cal in scoring with 12 points.

Freshmen made a strong impact in the game for the Bears, as both center Fatou Samb (10 points) and guard Ornela Muca (seven points) registered career highs. Guard Dalayah Daniels contributed an additional eight points and seven rebounds.

Freshman guard and reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Week, Tameiya Sadler led the Huskies with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting.
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