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Cal Set To Take On No. 9 Notre Dame Saturday

Nov 10, 2022

BERKELEY – The California women's basketball team faces a tough test right out the gate as it gets ready to take on No. 9 Notre Dame this Saturday in the Inaugural Citi Shamrock Classic on NBC in St. Louis. The game marks the first ever live broadcast of a college women's basketball game for the network and will be a homecoming for Cal head coach Charmin Smith who grew up in St. Louis and played high school ball at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. 
Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT. In addition to being broadcast on NBC, the game will stream on Peacock. 

The game marks the third all-time matchup between the two teams with the previous two meetings taking place in the NCAA Tournament. Notre Dame defeated Cal, 73-62, in the second round in 2012 and in the first round, 62-59, in 2007. 

  • Date & Time: Saturday, Nov. 12 | 1 p.m. PT
  • Location: St. Louis, MO. | Enterprise Center
  • Watch: NBC Sports
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • In the season opening 86-56 win over CSUN on Monday, Cal was led by Evelien Lutje Schipholt and Leilani McIntosh's 18 and 14 points.
  • The highlight of the game came right at the end of the third quarter as McIntosh received the inbounds pass for the final possession, dribbled up the court and swished in a shot from just beyond half-court at the buzzer to give the Bears a 66-38 lead after three.
  • Peanut Tuitele grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while Sela Hiede posted a career-high eight points.
  • Jayda Curry continued her streak of regular season games with at least one three-pointer made against CSUN as she has now hit from distance in 23 straight and every regular season game she has played in.
  • As a head coach, Charmin Smith has registered three wins against top 25 opponents.
  • Last week, Curry was named to the Naismith Trophy Women's Watch List which represents the top 50 players in the country.
  • In addition to this game being a homecoming for Charmin Smith, it's also a homecoming for Notre Dame head coach Niele Ivey who is also a native of St. Louis and won a state championship at Cor Jesu Academy before playing for the Fighting Irish and winning the 2001 NCAA Championship in her home city.
  • This matchup features two respective conference Freshmen of the Year. Last year Curry won the Media Pac-12 Freshman of the Year while Notre Dame's Sonia Citron was the ACC's Rookie of the Year. 

Next Wednesday, Nov. 16 the Bears return to Haas Pavilion to take on the Idaho Vandals at 7 p.m.

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