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Cal Women's basketball vs. Pacific: Preview and gamethread

You won't be able to watch, but it could be a tough game for the Bears against local rival UOP.

Kiki Moore is back, facing Cal in her 3rd different jersey!
Kiki Moore is back, facing Cal in her 3rd different jersey!

When: 2:00 pm
TV: None
Live Stream: None
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Cal has just four games remaining on the schedule that won't be televised, and just one more that won't be streamed online. That game, alas, is today. indicates that this game isn't being streamed because the concurrent NCAA soccer game is being streamed. I'm not sure if that's because Cal only has enough equipment to stream one event at a time, or because there's some kind of licensing issue. But it's probably fair to stream an NCAA soccer quarterfinal over a random non-conference basketball game.

On paper, Pacific should be a dangerous team. They won the Big West regular season title last year, and added transfer Kiki Moore from Fresno State via Washington State. It's worth noting, however, that the Tigers lost three senior starters from last year's team, so it's entirely possible they won't be quite as good as last year's high water mark.

It's fascinating to see Kiki Moore again. I can't say I recall seeing Cal face a player three separate times . . . wearing three separate jerseys. Last year, Moore dropped 33 points on the Bears, although she had to take an insane 28 shots to do it. Cal would be well advised to stop the volume shooting point guard from going off again this afternoon.

Somewhat surprisingly, Moore isn't leading UOP in scoring so far this year. Instead, junior forward Kendall Kenyon has the honors, mostly because she's shooting much better than Moore so far. Moore and Kenyon make one of the better inside/outside duos Cal will face this year, although UOP may not have quite the same depth in talent as other teams the Bears will face. Kenyon is probably the key player. She's averaging a double double and her presence on the floor will be key for UOP's ability to keep Cal off of the glass.

In terms of other contributors, you might recognize the name Marjorie Heard, a Washington transfer who is UW's other interior starter. Madison Parrish and Erin Butler are likely the other two starters and both are mostly spot up three point shooters on offense. As you might expect in a game like this, Cal should have a significant size advantage, even with their currently limited post rotation.