BERKELEY - The Cal women's basketball team wraps up its non-conference slate in Las Vegas, facing Southern Miss on Monday, December 19, at 4:30 p.m. on the first day of the 2016 Puerto Rico Classic at the South Point Arena. The Golden Bears will face No. 20 Oklahoma and Arkansas State, respectively, the following two days.
Monday's game is the second meeting all-time between the Bears and Lady Eagles, with Cal claiming an 89-75 victory on December 17, 1995.
At 9-0, the Bears are off to the best start in program history and are one of only 11 undefeated teams left in Division I women's basketball. Sophomore Kristine Anigwe leads the team in both scoring (23.6 PPG) and rebounding (9.7 RPG), and is coming off a monster weekend in which she registered 76 points and 25 rebounds in just 47 minutes of play. Mi'Cole Cayton and Asha Thomas both dished out nine assists in Cal's last outing vs Lehigh as the Bears shot a season-high 60 percent (39-65) from the field against the Mountain Hawks.
BERKELEY – California senior Christian Thierjung was one of 53 NCAA Division I college players invited to the adidas MLS Player Combine in Los Angeles from Jan. 8-23 Major League Soccer announced this week.
All invited players will be eligible for selection in the 2017 SuperDraft presented by adidas, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 13 at the LA Convention Center.
Thierjung closed his career with the Golden Bears as the single-game record-holder for goals scored after knocking in five goals against Harvard on Sept. 18. He was the Bears' scoring leader for consecutive seasons totaling nine goals in each of the last two years.
With a win over UC Davis last Saturday, Cuonzo Martin's 2016-17 men's basketball squad achieved something just one other era of Bears can claim: 26 consecutive wins at home. The streak dates back to March 1, 2015 and includes three different teams, which featured players such as Jaylen Brown, Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish. Only Pete Newell's teams who played from Dec. 27, 1958 to Dec. 16, 1960 in Harmon Gym can claim an equal record.
Ahead of Saturday's potentially record-breaking contest with Cal Poly, the Bears look back at some of their favorite memories in Haas over the past 26 games:
"My favorite part would have to be just the support of the fans. I felt like we had the best crowd last year than any other year I was there. It was tremendous energy." - Tyrone Wallace
"Beating Oregon at home when they were ranked Top 10. It was big for me, and big for our team, because we dominated them all game, and they beat us at Oregon earlier in the year. Senior Day of last year was also special with Tyrone's big dunk against SC, and Nick Kerr came in and hit threes. Third, definitely the win against Arizona last year…winning a close nail-biter and having the crowd storm the court." - Jabari Bird