The Pac-12 have revealed the conference slate for Women’s Basketball in 2019 which means we know the full schedule for Cal. Non-conference dates were announced previously, but now we know the start times and TV info for those games, with the exception of the road contest at BYU which is still TBD. During the preseason, only the UConn game will be televised. The game will be on Pac-12 Network and tip off at noon. The season opener on November 6 against Houston will tip-off at 7pm. There will be an exhibition match on November 1, also at 7pm.
Conference play begins at home on January 4 against USC, with UCLA following on the 6th. The Battle of the Bay starts in Berkeley on January 31, and then concludes two days later at the Farm on February 1.
While the recent School Haus Rock day has usually been in non-conference play, this season’s match will occur during conference play when the Bears play Washington State on Friday, January 18 which will have an 11:30am tipoff. The season ends in the state of Washington on March 1 and 3, and then the Bears can return just a few days later for the conference tourney.
The Wazzu game and Senior Day against Arizona (February 24) are the only Pac-12 games which will not be televised. The other 16 games are all on P12Net as the Bears will have to advance deep in the Pac-12 Tournament, or make the NCAAs, to get on ESPN this year.
In the meantime, you can catch the Bears for their annual open practice on October 20. Details can be found below.
You’re invited!— Cal Basketball (@CalWBBall) October 3, 2018
Come join us on October 20 for our annual Open Practice and Tip-Off Event. Practice, dancing, and fun for all! pic.twitter.com/6SAZRKLYAB
Although the Bears went one-and-done in the NCAAs, last year was still fun as the Bears ended the season the right way with an upset over Stanford. The Bears are hoping for big things this year as they introduce celebrated freshmen McKenzie Forbes, return Mi’Cole Cayton after an early season ending injury, and will hopefully have a big campaign from senior Kristine Anigwe who will seek redemption after not being able to play in the NCAA Tournament loss.
Are you planning on attending any games, Cal family?