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Bears Face No. 24 Colorado Friday

Bears Face No. 24 Colorado Friday



Tipoff is at 11:30 a.m.

BERKELEY – The California women’s basketball team (10-7, 1-5) returns home to take on the No. 24 Colorado Buffaloes (14-3, 4-1) on Friday. Tipoff is scheduled for 11:30am and the game can be viewed on the Pac-12 Network.
 
Cal will also welcome local kids from all over the Bay Area as part of its annual School Haas Rock event, which serves as an opportunity to entertain and educate local youth at the elementary and middle school level and bring them into a university setting leading up to the game. Geared towards classrooms, the event will include special pricing as all tickets will be priced at $3.

This game marks the 24th all-time meeting between the two programs with the series tied at 12-12. The last win against the Buffaloes came on the road in a 80-60 victory in Boulder, CO on Jan. 27, 2019. Colorado is currently on a five-game winning streak in the series.

 

Colorado is led by seventh year head coach JR Payne, who led the team to its first 20-win season (25-8) since 2012-13 and a berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Buffaloes return two starters and are led by Quay Miller, who leads the team in scoring (14.0) and rebounding (7.6).

 

GAME INFORMATION

QUICK HITS

  • In the 87-70 loss at No. 8 UCLA:

    • Kemery Martín had her best game as a Bear hitting her first eight shots of the game, including tying her career-high with five 3-pointers for the second time this season and third time in her career, on her way to a game-high 23 points. Her first miss came at 6:50 in the third quarter on a 10-foot jumper.
    • Jayda Curry and Leilani McIntosh joined Martín in double-figures with 13 and 11 points respectively.
    • Curry went to the free-throw line for a season-high 10 attempts, marking the fifth time in her career with double-digit attempts.
    • The Bears shot 47.1 percent from deep, their second highest mark of the season.
    • Karisma Ortiz hit two 3-pointers for her first game this season with multiple makes from distance.
    • Peanut Tuitele nearly had a double-double with nine points and seven rebounds.
    • Cal shot the highest percentage from both the field and from 3PT range of any UCLA opponents: 45.8 and 47.1 percent respectively.

  • Against Top 10 opponents:

    • Against then No. 9 Notre Dame on Nov. 12, Cal scored the most 3-pointers (9) and points (79), had the most assists (17) and steals (12 – only opponent to register double-digit…

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