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Cal WBB pulls away from Arizona for 71-60 win

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The Bears go for the season sweep over the Wildcats at home this afternoon

Palm Beach Zoo Debuts Grizzly Bear Cubs Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

When: 1:00 PT
TV: Pac-12 Networks
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When Cal played Arizona in Tucson to open Pac-12 play, the presumption was that Arizona is the worst team in the conference by a solid margin. But since then the Cats have beaten Utah and Washington St. and had a couple of competitive losses to mid-conference teams. The Bears are at home and should be able to bounce back for a win, but this isn’t a game that can be taken for granted either.

Roster

Starters

PG Lucia Alonso, 5’7’’ Fr.
G Malena Washington, 5’6’’ Sr.
F Breanna Workman, 6’1’’ Sr.
F LaBrittney Jones, 6’1’’ Sr.
F Destiny Graham, 6’3’’ So.

Bench

G JaLea Bennett, 6’0’’ Jr.
F Dejza James, 6’1’’ Sr.
G Lauren Evans, 5’11’’ Sr.
G Taryn Griffey, 5’7’’ So.

Not a ton has changed for Arizona, although they have gotten reserve guard Taryn Griffey back from injury since playing Cal. It’s still all about LaBrittney Jones, with Malena Washington as a secondary scorer.

Our Computer Overlords Predict

Sagarin Predictor: Cal by 13.5 points

This is theoretically Cal’s easiest conference win of the year, and certainly their most important from an RPI-can’t-lose perspective. The Bears will be bouncing back from another really rough loss, so we’ll have to see what kind of energy they bring against a team that might be tough to get up for.