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Cal Women's Basketball At Oregon State: Preview & Gamethread

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When: 2:00 pm PT
Audio Stream: Cal Bears All-Access

It's (hypothetically speaking) the last game ever that Cal fans won't be able to watch in some capacity! Unfortunately, it should be game well worth watching, because the continually surprising Beavers are one of a handful of teams still in contention for 2nd place in the Pac-12 behind likely conference coach of the year Scott Rueck.

Simply put, if Cal wins they'll earn the 2 seed in the Pac-12 tournament. A two or three game lead with three to play and Cal's rivals all playing each other is a pretty safe scenario. But if OSU wins they'll be just a game back with Cal having Stanford left on the schedule. The good news is that Cal played one of their best games of the year in beating Oregon State in Berkeley. If the Bears can duplicate that performance they'll feel pretty good about themselves as they head into a three game homestand to finish the season.

But prior to losing to Stanford the Beavers had won six straight Pac-12 contests. For the 2nd year in a row Coach Rueck has his team playing better ball at the end of the season than at the beginning. For that reason and because Cal is playing in Corvallis, I would be delighted if the Bears won the game by anywhere near the margin they won in Berkeley. Go Bears!