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Cal Returns Home To Take On Idaho

Nov 15, 2022

BERKELEY – The California women's basketball team (1-1) returns home to take on Idaho (0-1) at Haas Pavilion tomorrow. Cal is coming off a hard fought loss against No. 9 Notre Dame in the inaugural Citi Shamrock Classic.
Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game can be viewed on the Cal Live Stream and heard on radio station KALX. The first 500 students will receive a free Cal basketball Axe tshirt. 

The game marks the fourth all-time meeting between the two teams with Cal leading the series 2-1. The last time the two teams met was at the John Ascuaga Nugget Classic on Nov. 30, 2013 when the Bears defeated the Vandals, 59-55, to take home the tournament championship. 


  • In the loss against No. 9 Notre Dame:
    • Jayda Curry led all scorer's with 24 points including a career-high tying and game-high four three-pointers to give her nine career games with 20 or more points. She also added five assists and three rebounds. 
    • Coming off the bench Mia Mastrov joined Curry in double-digit scoring with 10 points while Evelien Lutje Schipholt led the team with six rebounds. 
    • Leilani McIntosh swiped four steals giving her 10 games in her career with four or more steals.
    • The Bears bench came up big with 28 points compared to Notre Dame's 20. Cal also had the edge defensively causing 23 turnovers while committing 16. 
  • With the four three-pointers against Notre Dame, Curry kept her streak of consecutive regular season games with at least one three-pointer going at 24 games. Her streak is the longest among all active Pac-12 players. 
  • In 25 games, Curry has 461 points for her career so far, just 39 points away from the 500-point milestone. If she gets there within the next four games, she will be the second fastest in program history to reach that mark behind Kristine Anigwe who got there in 25 career games.
  • The Bears bench has been a solid contributing factor this season accounting for 40 percent of the team's scoring to date. This is a marked improvement over last year where bench scoring made up 26 percent of the team's scoring and is a testament to the depth the team added coming into the season.
  • As a head coach, Charmin Smith has registered three wins against top 25 opponents.
  • Curry is currently on the Naismith Trophy Women's Watch List which represents the top 50 players in the country.

On Sunday, Nov. 20 the Bears hit the road to take on St. Mary's in Moraga, CA. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.

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