Cal Tips-Off 2022-23 Season Against CSUN Monday
BERKELEY – The California women's basketball team officially tips-off the 2022-23 season when it hosts CSUN on Monday, Nov. 7
Tipoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. PT. The game will streamed on Cal Live Stream. The first 400 students will receive a free Cal basketball T-shirt.
The game marks the ninth matchup of the series between the Bears and Matadors, with Cal having a 6-2 series edge and a six game winning streak that includes a perfect 5-0 record at Haas Pavilion. The last time the two teams played was on Dec. 2, 2018 in a 67-42 win behind Kristine Anigwe's 26 points which put her over 2,000 points for her career. She joined Colleen Galloway and Ashley Walker in that prestigious club.
- Date & Time: Monday, Nov. 7 | 4 p.m. PT
- Location: Berkeley, Calif. | Haas Pavilion
- Watch: Live Stream
- Live Stats: StatBroadcast
- Last Friday, Jayda Curry was named to the Naismith Trophy Women's Watch List, which represents the top 50 players in the country.
- In last Thursday's 80-58 exhibition win over Vanguard, Curry shot an impressive 10-13 from the field including 8 of 10 from three-point range. Evelien Lutje Schipholt joined her in double-figure scoring with 16 points. Ugonne (Michelle) Onyiah had a game-high 10 rebounds and Kemery Martín and Leilani McIntosh tied the game-high in assists with six a piece.
- This marks head coach Charmin Smith's first matchup against CSUN as a head coach. She was an assistant coach for Cal during the previous two matchups.
- Cal enters the season with three players that received Preseason All-Pac-12 Honors. Curry was named to the All-Conference team while McIntosh and Schipholt received honorable mention.
- Cal welcomes five newcomers to the team: sophomore guard Kemery Martin from Utah, graduate forward Peanut Tuitele from Colorado, sophomore forward Claudia Langarita from the University of San Francisco and freshmen guards Amaya Bonner from San Jose, CA and Bella Stevens from Santa Cruz, CA.
- 2021-22 national numbers: Last season, the Bears were one of the top teams in the nation in two stats. Cal did a great job of taking care of the ball, ranking 12th in the country (348 teams ranked) in fewest turnovers with 364, which also led the Pac-12. The Bears also made good use of their free throw attempts ranking 11th in the country (348 teams ranked) in free-throw percentage at 78.5 percent, which also led the Pac-12.
Next Saturday, Cal takes on No. 9 Notre Dame in the inaugural Citi Shamrock Classic in St. Louis. The game tips-off at 1pm PST and will air nationally on NBC.