Aug. 6, 2007
BERKELEY, Calif. - The California women's basketball team's 2007-08 schedule features nine teams that competed in the 2007 NCAA Tournament and one WNIT selection. Rutgers, the 2007 NCAA Tournament runner-up, highlights the non-conference schedule. Last season, Cal posted a 23-9 record and earned its second consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Cal prepares for its Nov. 10 season opener at Fresno State with home exhibition games on Nov. 1 against a to-be-determined opponent and Nov. 4 versus Loyola-New Orleans.
The Golden Bears play four of their first five regular-season games on the road. After the contest in Fresno, Cal travels to UC Riverside - its first game against an NCAA Tournament qualifier - Nov. 15. The Bears then return to Berkeley Nov. 18 for their home opener against New Mexico, which also earned a trip to the Big Dance last season.
Cal's non-conference slate doesn't get any easier, as the Bears spend Thanksgiving Weekend playing two more NCAA Tournament teams - TCU Nov. 23 and Baylor Nov. 25. The Lady Bears lost in the second round of the 2007 NCAAs.
Cal then returns home for three games, beginning with Loyola Marymount Nov. 28 and a round-robin Contra Costa Times Classic Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Cal battles Saint Mary's - its second straight WCC opponent - Nov. 30 before facing Vanderbilt, which advanced to the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Dec. 2.
The non-conference season wraps up with a trip east to play Princeton Dec. 8 and Rutgers Dec. 10. The Scarlet Knights lost to Tennessee, 59-46, in the NCAA title game last season. Before starting the Pac-10 slate, Cal entertains Kansas Dec. 21.
Cal, which finished last season third in the Pac-10 with a 12-6 mark, opens conference play at home against Washington Dec. 28 and Washington State Dec. 30. The Bears ring in 2008 at USC Jan. 4. Cal concludes its home schedule against Pac-10 powers Arizona State and Stanford at the end of February. The regular season ends March 2 against Washington in Seattle.
Stanford, Arizona State and Washington joined Cal as Pac-10 representatives at the 2007 NCAA Tournament. Oregon earned a spot in the WNIT field. The seventh-annual Pac-10 Tournament will be staged March 7-10 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
This past season, Cal was one win shy of matching the 1983-84 Bears (24-8) for the most wins in school history. Before the latest campaign, Cal hadn't posted at least 20 wins in 15 seasons. The Bears also posted their best Pac-10 finish in school history in 2006-07.
Cal Women's Basketball 2007-08 Schedule
|Thu.||Nov. 1||Exhibition TBA||Berkeley||TBA|
|Sun.||Nov. 4||Loyola-New Orleans||Berkeley||TBA|
|Sat.||Nov. 10||at Fresno State||Fresno||TBA|
|Thu.||Nov. 15||at UC Riverside||Riverside||7:00 p.m.|
|Sun.||Nov. 18||New Mexico||Berkeley||TBA|
|Fri.||Nov. 23||at TCU||Fort Worth,TX||TBA|
|Sun.||Nov. 25||at Baylor||Waco, TX||TBA|
|Wed.||Nov. 28||Loyola Marymount||Berkeley||TBA|
|Fri.-Sun.||Nov. 30-Dec. 2||Contra Costa Times Classic||Berkeley|
|Fri.||Nov. 30||Cal vs. Saint Mary's||Berkeley||TBA|
|Sat.||Dec. 1||Vanderbilt vs. SMC||Berkeley||TBA|
|Sun.||Dec. 2||Cal vs. Vanderbilt||Berkeley||TBA|
|Sat.||Dec. 8||at Princeton||Princeton, NJ||6:00 p.m.|
|Mon.||Dec. 10||at Rutgers||Piscataway, NJ||TBA|
|Sun.||Dec. 30||Washington State*||Berkeley||TBA|
|Fri.||Jan. 4||at USC*||Los Angeles||TBA|
|Sun.||Jan. 6||at UCLA*||Los Angeles||2:00 p.m.|
|Sat.||Jan. 12||Oregon State*||Berkeley||TBA|
|Thu.||Jan. 17||at Arizona State*||Tempe, AZ||TBA|
|Sat.||Jan. 19||at Arizona*||Tucson, AZ||TBA|
|Sat.||Jan. 26||at Stanford*||Stanford||TBA|
|Thu.||Feb. 7||at Oregon State*||Corvallis, OR||TBA|
|Sat.||Feb. 9||at Oregon*||Eugene, OR||TBA|
|Sat.||Feb. 16||Arizona State*||Berkeley||TBA|
|Fri.||Feb. 29||at Washington State*||Pullman, WA||TBA|
|Sun.||Mar. 2||at Washington*||Seattle, WA||TBA|
|Fri.-Mon.||Mar. 7-10||at Pac-10 Tournament#||San Jose||TBA|
* Pac-10 Conference Game
# Pac-10 Tournament at HP Pavilion
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