Cal Women's Basketball: Bears Host Arizona in Final Home Game

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Four Cal players will make their final appearance at Haas Pavilion

CAL (15-11, 6-9 Pac-12) vs. ARIZONA (17-9, 7-8)

WHERE: Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, Calif.

WHEN: Sunday, 2 p.m.

TV: None

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CAL-ARIZONA HISTORY: Cal leads the alltime series 36-31. Arizona beat Cal 60-55 on January 11 in the teams’ first meeting this season, but before that Cal had beaten the Wildcats five times in a row and 22 times in their 23 previous meetings. Arizona has not beaten Cal in Berkeley since 2006.

CAL STORYLINES: Sunday is the Bears’ final home game of the season, and the last home game in the college careers of Cal seniors Kristine Anigwe, Mo Mosley and Asha Thomas as well as graduate transfer Recee’ Caldwell . . . The Bears are coming off a 69-60 victory over No. 17 Arizona State on Friday that ended the Bears’ five-game losing streak . . . It also improved the Bears’ record against ranked teams to 2-6 and greatly enhanced the Bears’ chances of landing an NCAA Tournament berth . . . Cal was No. 38 in the RPI rankings as of Saturday morning. . . . Anigwe is averaging 23.2 points per game, which ranks second in the Pac-12, and 15.7 rebounds, which leads the nation. She has recorded a double-double in every game this season. In the loss to Arizona earlier this season, Anigwe had 19 points and 20 rebounds. . . . Caldwell scored 20 points against Arizona State on Friday, and Thomas added 18 . . .

ARIZONA STORYLINES: The Wildcats are coming off a two-point road loss to No. 7 Stanford on Friday. Arizona led the game with less than a minute remaining . . . Arizona redshirt sophomore Aari McDonald is averaging 24.6 points per game, which leads the Pac-12 and is third in the nation. She needs 13 points to break the school record for points in a season. McDonald scored 36 points in Arizona’s win over Cal in January. She transferred to Arizona from Washington in 2017 . . . Even though Arizona has better overall and conference records than Cal and beat the Bears in their previous meeting, the Wildcats are not included in the NCAA Tournament field in tournament projections. In the latest ESPN Bracketology projection posted earlier this week, Cal is in the field as a No. 10 seed, while Arizona is not in the field and is not listed among the First Four Out or the Next Four Out. And that was before Cal won on Friday while Arizona lost. In essence, Arizona would need to win the Pac-12 tournament to get into the NCAA Tournament. . . . Arizona has an RPI ranking of No. 70.