Bears welcome Gaels in non-conference final

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Cal looks to close Homestand 3-0

BERKELEY – Cal’s women’s basketball wraps up the non-conference game on Tuesday afternoon when Saint Mary’s heads to the Haas Pavilion at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday’s game against the Gaels will be broadcast live on the Cal Live Stream, fans can also track the action via live statistics which can be viewed on Statbroadcast.com.

Cal (8-2) has his best start under third-year head coach Charmin smith. A win tomorrow would see the Bears start 9-2 or better for just the 12e time in the program history. Saint Mary’s (6-4) comes this side of Caldecott after a victory at Coastal Carolina and has won four of its last five games.

Tickets for Tuesday’s contest can be purchased here. All fans aged 12 and over attending the game will be required to show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID prior to entry.

GAME INFORMATION 9
Date / Time: December 21, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. PT
Opponent: Saint Mary’s Gaels (6-4, 0-0 WCC)
Site: Haas Hall (Berkeley)
TV: Cal Live Stream
Live Statistics: Statbroadcast.com

IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE

  • Bear’s 8-2 start is best start under third-year head coach Charmin smith. He’s tied for the fifth best start in program history. Cal started 8-2 or better 17 times.
  • As a team, the Bears are averaging 76.3 points per game, which ranks them 42nd in the nation and second in the Pac-12. They keep their opponents at 64.1 points per game. Their rating margin of +12.2 is 73rd in the nation.
  • At home, the Bears are averaging 80.3 points per game, while shooting 44.9 percent from the field. Their opponents are averaging 66.0 points per game and shooting 36.1% from the field.
  • Cal has scored 70 or more points seven times and they’re 0-0 in those contests. When the Bears score 69 points or less, they are 1-2.
  • On the court, Cal is shooting 43.3%, which ranks him 84th in the country and seventh in the Pac-12. They keep their opponents 35.3% of the field, which is 44th in the country and sixth best in the Pac-12.
  • Curry does it again: Freshman Jayda curry was named Freshman Pac-12 of the Week for the fourth time in the first six weeks. She joins Kristine Agnigwe as the only two players to have accomplished this feat since the award was created in 2012-13.
  • See 20/20: In last Saturday’s win over Cal Poly, the Bears got career nights from Jayda curry and Jazlen Green. Curry tied his career-high with 27 points on an 8-for-13 shot. Green set his career-high scoring 20 points with 7-for-13 from the field. The duo combined to pass 8 for 14 from beyond the arc.
  • 3-Point Season High: Cal scored 10 3-point goals, a season-high, in the win over Cal Poly last Saturday. The Bears have been formidable in the long run with a 10-for-18 (0.556) total. The last time Cal made 10 or more of three shooting .500 or better was in Washington on March 1, 2019 – that day the Bears were 10 for 19. Cal shot .500 or better four times. beyond the arc under the head coach Charmin smith, the last time came earlier this year against Sacramento State in the start of the season when Cal went up to 7 for 14.

Series vs. Saint Mary’s

Tuesday is the 27th time the Bears have faced local rival Saint Mary’s. Cal has a 20-6 advantage in the series dating back to January 6, 1985 when the Bears defeated the Gaels 82-71 at Berkeley. The streak was one of the streaks, Cal won the first nine contests with SMC beating the Bears the next five games. Cal did the service by winning the next eight games. At home, the Bears are 13-3 against Saint Mary’s. In the last 10 games, Cal is 9-1 against the Gaels and has three straight wins.

About the Gaels

Saint Mary’s arrives at the Haas Pavilion after winning four of its last five competitions. The Gaels are 6-4 overall and 3-2 on the road. As a team, they average 66.5 points per game while shooting 39.5% from the field. Their opponents are averaging 69.5 points per game while shooting 39.4% from the field. Two players have a double-digit average, Taycee Wedin (16.3) and Ali Bamberger (15.1). Wedin recently scored his 1,000e career point in victory over Coastal Carolina.

The last time compared to Saint Mary’s

The Bears came back from a 15-point second-half deficit to go undefeated at the start of the 2018-19 season, passing Saint Mary’s 81-78 in overtime at the McKeon Pavilion. Cal led for just eight seconds in regulation, but recovered to force overtime as Kristine Anigwe laid-up with two seconds left in regulation. The Gaels led 60-45 with less than three minutes left in the third quarter, before the Bears gradually reduced the deficit and ended up forcing overtime.

Cal continued the momentum into the extra period, jumping in the lead on a three-point shot from Kianna Smith. Smith scored five of his 12 points in overtime after going scoreless in the second half. Anigwe led Cal with 24 points and 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the year.

FOLLOWING

Cal starts the Pac-12 game when they ring New Years Eve in Washington State on Friday, December 31. The Bear and the Cougars are scheduled to kick off at 7:00 p.m. The match will be televised on the Pac-12 network.

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