Jan. 31, 2000
This Week: UCLA Game on FOX Sports Net
Feb. 3: vs. USC (8-9, 3-4)
Haas Pavilion (12,300) - 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 5: vs. UCLA (12-5, 6-1)
Haas Pavilion (12,300) - 1:00 p.m.
QUICK LOOK AT THE GOLDEN BEARS
After playing seven of its last nine games on the road, California wraps up the regular season with seven of 11 games at home at Haas Pavilion. That stretch begins this week with home games Feb. 3 against USC (8-9, 3-4 Pac-10) at 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 5 against 10th-ranked UCLA (12-5, 6-1 Pac-10) at 1 p.m. Coach Marianne Stanley's 100th game at Cal is against USC, which she previously coached.
The Golden Bears are coming off a weekend split in Washington. After losing to Washington State, 72-65, Cal rebounded for its first Pac-10 victory at Washington, 72-59. The Washington game, which ended Cal's nine-game losing streak, saw the Bears tie a school record and Pac-10 Conference game record with 64 rebounds.
Despite scoring a season-high 72 points in a conference game against UW, the Bears forte continues to be defense as they rank tied for fourth in the conference in scoring defense at 64.9 ppg.
Sophomore center Shavaki Jackson earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after posting a career-high 23 rebounds and a season-high 18 points against the Huskies. The 23 rebounds equals the third-best single game mark in Cal history, the most by any Pac-10 player since 1994, and put her in a tie for the second-best single game total in Pac-10 history. Junior forward Lauren Ashbaugh from Redmond, Wash., had an outstanding return home, posting two double-doubles - 16 points and 10 rebounds at WSU and a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds at UW.
Jackson is making a claim for All-Pac-10 honors since her return to the team Dec. 18 from fall academic issues. The Berkeley native leads the team in conference games with 11.9 ppg and 8.4 rpg. Overall, she is averaging 10.4 ppg (3rd for Cal) and 6.9 rpg (1st for Cal). She has led or tied for team-high scoring honors in five games and three times for rebounding.
Junior guard Courtney Johnson continues to lead Cal in scoring with 11.5 ppg and leads the Pac-10 with 3.07 spg. Johnson padded her steals' numbers by matching her career high of eight steals against UW. The Antioch native is eighth all-time at Cal with 167 steals.
CAL ON RADIO
For the 18th-consecutive year, KALX (90.7 FM) will carry all California home games. All of the Pac-10 road games will be carried. KALX's next broadcasts are this week.
BEARS ON TV 9 TIMES
At least nine Cal games will be broadcast this season. Those games are at Fresno State (local cable), Dec. 4, vs. USF (FSBA), Dec. 6, Cal game of the Oakland Tribune Classic, Dec. 19 (FSBA), at ASU (COX), Jan. 8, at WSU (FSBA), Jan. 27 (tape delayed on Jan. 28 at 2 p.m.), at Stanford (Bay TV), Jan. 21, UCLA (FSN), Feb. 5, at Oregon State (FSBA), Feb. 10 (tape delayed on Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.), vs. Washington State (FSN), Feb. 26, and possibly Arizona (FSN), Mar. 11.
All Cal releases, results, statistics, box scores, schedules and coaches and players biographical information, as well as historical data, is available on the Intenet at www.calbears.com. Game recaps and statistics are updated after each contest.
HAAS PAVILION OPENS
After playing the last two seasons off campus at the Kaiser Arena in Oakland, Cal officially opened the Haas Pavilion era Nov. 21 with a 74-52 win over Nevada. The $57.5 million structure, a remodeled and enlarged version of old Harmon Gym, opened this fall after two years of construction. The seating capacity is 12,300, up from 6,578. And although the structure is 37 feet taller and 28 feet wider than Harmon, it continues to keep fans close to the action.
CAL HEAD COACH MARIANNE STANLEY
Marianne Stanley is in her fourth season at the helm of Cal's women's basketball program with a 30-69 (.303) record. She will coach her 100th game at Cal at home against USC this week. A native of Upper Darby, Pa., Stanley is a 20-year coaching veteran and winner of five national championship titles as a player (2) and coach (3). She owns a career record of 410-218 (.653). She began the year ranked tied for 26th in victories (404) among all active NCAA Division I women's coaches. Stanley, 45, tied as the 12th-youngest coach to reach the 400-victory plateau last season against Arizona State (1/28/99) at the age of 44.
She has earned four conference coach of the year honors and national coach of the year recognition twice, in 1979 at Old Dominion and 1996 at Stanford.
Stanley is joined at Cal by fourth-year associate head coach Barbara Thaxton, first-year assistant coach Ronalda Smitherman and second-year assistant coach Jualeah Woods.
USC SCOUTING REPORT
A Look at USC (8-9, 3-4 Pac-10, 7th Pac-10)
USC upset Oregon 74-73, Jan. 27, when Tiffany Elmore scored off an offensive rebound at the buzzer. The Trojans then proceeded to lose to Oregon State 57-53, Jan. 29. The Trojans are similar to the Bears in that they've struggled offensively (64.3 ppg) but have been solid defensively (64.5 ppg).
Cal-USC Series History
The Trojans lead the all-time series with the Bears, 23-9. Before Cal defeated USC at home last year, 61-51, the Trojans had won 11-straight contests. Last year, Cal lost to USC in Los Angeles, 76-71.
USC Head Coach Chris Gobrecht (USC '77)
Chris Gobrecht is in her third year at the helm of USC, her alma mater, and in her 21st-year as a collegiate head coach. Prior to coaching at USC, she spent one year at Florida State, 11 years at Washington and six years at Cal State Fullerton. Her record at USC is 27-44 (.380), while her career record is 359-247 (.592).
USC's Probable Starters
|F||22||Tashara Carter||6-0||Jr||9.6||4.5||2.5 apg|
UCLA SCOUTING REPORT
A Look at UCLA (12-5, 6-1 Pac-10 - vs Stanford 2/3)
UCLA saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end in a 67-58 loss at home to Oregon, Jan. 29. The Bruins, last year's co-Pac-10 champion, are in first in the conference this season with a 6-1 record (12-5 overall). UCLA is ranked 15th in the AP poll and 17th in the ESPN/USA Today poll. The Bruins are led by All-American Maylana Martin.
Cal-UCLA Series History
UCLA leads the all-time series with Cal, 27-5, with the Bears last victory coming at home in 1994-95 (97-84). Last year, Cal lost to UCLA at home, 87-62 and on the road, 76-61.
Seniors(1): Paige Bowie
Juniors (6): Lauren Ashbaugh, Kenya
Corley, Courtney Johnson, Becky
Staubes, Genevieve Swedor, Nicole Ybarra
Sophomores (5): Ami Forney, Janet
Franey, Shavaki Jackson, Kawai
Matthews, Masa Radovic
Freshmen (2): Michelle Wald, Amber White
5-8: Kenya Corley, Janet Franey, Courtney Johnson, Nicole Ybarra
5-9: Michelle Wald
5-11: Kawai Matthews
6-0: Paige Bowie, Amber White
6-1: Masa Radovic
6-2: Lauren Ashbaugh, Ami Forney
6-3: Genevieve Swedor
6-4: Shavaki Jackson
CAL'S TOP PAC-10 RANKS
(Through 1/30/00 games)
Note: must play in 75% of games
FG Pct Defense
3-Point FG PCT Defense
|1. Arizona State||.245|
|1. Arizona||+4.11 (19.5-23.6)|
|5. Cal||+1.12 (19.3-20.2)|
|1. Courtney Johnson, CAL||3.07|
|2. Reda Petraitis, OSU||2.53|
|1. Maylana Martin, UCLA||9.0|
|6. Lauren Ashabaugh, CAL||6.6|
CAL INJURY UPDATE
(for USC and UCLA games)
|Radovic (back)||indefinitely out|
|Forney (stress fracture foot)||questionable|
|Ybarra (Achilles tendonitis)||probable|
UCLA Head Coach Kathy Olivier (UNLV '82)
Kathy Olivier is in her seventh season at the helm of the UCLA program with a 109-75 (.592) record. Her career record is the same. Last year, she led the Bruins to the NCAA Elite Eight.
UCLA's Probable Starters
|G||10||Erica Gomez||5-9||Sr||7.9||3.2||6.2 apg|
Statistical Comparison- Pac-10 rank in ( )
|PPG||62.7 (8th)||64.3 (7th)||77.5 (2nd)|
|PPG Allowed||64.9 (T4th)||64.5 (3rd)||70.3 (8th)|
|FG%||.379 (10th)||.394 (8th)||.441 (5th)|
|3FG%||.246 (10th)||.296 (7th)||.299 (6th)|
|FT%||.629 (9th)||.715 (3rd)||.665 (7th)|
|Rebounding||41.4 (2nd)||36.8 (8th)||43.8 (1st)|
|Turnovers||+1.12 (5th)||+1.24 (4th)||+.047 (6th)|
|Steals||9.71 (4th)||9.41 (5th)||11.29 (1st)|
|Assists||13.00 (9th)||12.71 (10th)||15.29 (5th)|
GOLDEN BEAR NOTES
BEARS LOOK TO BUILD MOMENTUM AT HOME
Cal has played 11 of its first 17 games away from the friendly confines of Haas Pavilion. While the Bears are 2-8 on the road and 1-0 at a neutral site, they are 3-3 at home. Coming off a win at Washington last weekend, Cal looks to stay on a roll as it finishes the regular season with 7-of-11 games at home.
CAL CONTINUES TO THRIVE ON DEFENSIVE END
Cal continues to build on its reputation of being one of the better defensive teams in the league. The Bears rank in the top five in three-of-four team defensive categories. Cal ranks tied for fourth in scoring defense at 64.9 ppg, third in three-point field goal percentage defense at .292, and fourth in field goal percentage defense (.403). These are all improvements over last year's marks of 67.7, .318, and 415, respectively.
SO CLOSE WAY TOO OFTEN
While the record may not show it, the Bears have been competitive in almost every game this season. They have lost 11 games by a combined 102 points or 9.3 points per game, with 26 of those points accounted for in the Stanford loss. Nine of those losses were by 13 points or less, and in each of those nine games the Bears held the lead or were within eight points with five minutes to play.
BEARS RECORD WHEN
|Lead at halftime||6-0|
|Trailed at halftime||0-11|
|Were tied at halftime||0-0|
|Went into overtime||0-0|
|Led by 10 or more points||4-0|
|Shot FG 60% or better||1-0|
|Shot FG 50% or better||2-0|
|Shot FG less than 50%||3-11|
|Shot FG less than 40%||3-10|
|Shot FG less than 30 %||0-0|
|Score in 40's||0-1|
|Score in 50's||0-6|
|Score in 60's||3-3|
|Score in 70's||2-1|
|Score in 80's||1-0|
|Lead in rebounds||5-4|
|Are tied for rebounds||0-1|
|Have less TOs than opp.||4-7|
|Commit 15 or less TOs||1-3|
|Start #3, 4, 31, 33, 42||5-3|
|Start #4, 31, 32, 33, 42||0-1|
|Start #4, 10, 31, 33, 42||0-1|
|Start #00, 4, 10, 24, 33||0-1|
|Start #00, 4, 10, 31, 33||1-5|
|Face ranked opponents||0-4|
Senior forward Paige Bowie ranks third in school history for three-pointers made (115) and attempted (400), for a career .288 percentage. She also has 929 career points.
CAL TIES PAC-10 RECORD FOR REBOUNDS IN A GAME
Despite playing with only three post players due to injuries, Cal tied the school record and Pac-10 Conference game record with 64 rebounds (31 offensive). USC set the previous conference record against UCLA, 2/4/94. The Bears previously had 64 rebounds against Texas El-Paso in 1983 and Humboldt State in 1978. The rebounding feat was instrumental in Cal earning its first Pac-10 win of the season, 72-59, over Washington and ending its nine-game losing skid. Cal is now first in the Pac-10 in offensive rebounding at 17.88 rpg and second for rebounding offense at 41.8 rpg.
JACKSON NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sophomore center Shavaki Jackson earned Pac-10 Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors for Jan. 24-30. Jackson, from Berkeley, averaged 16.0 points and 16.0 rebounds in Cal's road split in Washington last weekend. Jackson had one of the most dominating games in school history in leading Cal to a 72-59 victory at Washington, Jan. 29. Against the Huskies, Jackson posted a season-high 18 points along with a career-high 23 rebounds (12 offensive, 11 defensive), giving her the first double-double of her career. The 23 rebounds equals the third-best single game mark in Cal history. Jackson's 23 boards were the most by any Pac-10 player since 1994, and put her in a tie for the second-best single game total in Pac-10 history (the record is 25 rebounds, set by UCLA's Natalie Williams in 1994).
Jackson is making a claim for all-conference honors as she leads Cal in conference games in scoring (11.9 ppg) and rebounding (8.4 rpg).
JOHNSON LEADS PAC-10 IN STEALS
Junior guard Courtney Johnson has proved that she is one of the most lethal offensive and defensive threats in the conference this season. Johnson leads the Bears in scoring with 11.5 ppg. Meanwhile, the Antioch, Calif., native leads the league in steals with 3.07 per game after finishing second last year at 2.74. Her nearest competition is Oregon State's Reda Petraitis at 2.53 spg. Johnson matched her career high of eight steals in Cal's win at Washington, including seven in the first half. She ranks eighth in school history with 167 steals.
CORLEY STEPS UP HER GAME FROM FIRST 2 YEARS
Statistically, junior guard Kenya Corley is Cal's most improved player. After averaging 4.2 ppg and 2.2 rpg as a sophomore, the Lancaster, Calif., native has become a go-to player for the Bears. Corley is second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg), while contributing 3.4 rpg, 1.9 apg and 0.9 spg. She has led or tied for team-high scoring honors in seven games and continues to dazzle crowds with her explosive leaping ability.
ASHBAUGH FINDS HER GROOVE IN HOME STATE
Junior forward Lauren Ashbaugh continues to improve as Cal's starting power forward over the last two seasons. A native of Redmond, Wash., Ashbaugh had a stellar two games last week in front of her family and friends. The Cal forward posted two double-doubles, giving her four for her career. At WSU, she had 16 points and 10 rebounds and upped that performance at UW, tying her career high of 18 points, along with 10 boards. After averaging 5.8 ppg and a team-best 6.2 rpg last season, Ashbaugh is averaging 9.0 ppg and 6.6 rpg (6th Pac-10) this season.
CAL FALLS TO WSU, DEFEATS WASHINGTON
After losing at WSU, 72-65, despite trailing by only one point with 2:45 left (62-61), Cal grabbed its first Pac-10 win of the season at UW, 72-59. Cal tied the Pac-10 game record for rebounding with 64, including a stunning 23 boards from Shavaki Jackson. Jackson and Lauren Ashbaugh shared game-high scoring honors with 18 points. Another key to the UW win was limiting the Pac-10's top two scorers - Megan Franza and Loree Payne - to a combined 26 points, far below the 58 they had in a win over Stanford.