Dec. 17, 2012
California started the starting lineup of Clarendon (G), Boyd (G), Jemerigbe (G), Brandon (F) and Caldwell (F) for the ninth consecutive game
With a 33-32 lead, California has led at the half of all but one game this season (at #4 Duke)
Became the sixth team in program history to begin a season 8-1 (`86-87, `92-93, `06-07, `07-08, `08-09)
California moves to 3-1 in the all-time series against Northwestern. The two teams last played exactly 14 years ago on Dec. 17, 1998 in an 88-76 Cal victory.
The Bears end their road swing going 3-1 against Old Dominion, Duke, CSU Bakersfield and Northwestern.
The six-point margin of victory was the closest game of the season for the Bears. No other game this season has been decided by fewer than 14 points.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Led the Bears in scoring for the third consecutive game - 28 at Duke, 19 at CSU Bakersfield (tied for team lead with Gennifer Brandon), 18 at Northwestern
Posted her fifth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. It was her first double-double since the Georgetown game on 11/24.
Scored a season high 16 points in the game
Scored nine points in the final 45.5 seconds to ice the victory.
Set a career-best with four assists in the game.
Played in 29 consecutive games for California before missing Monday's matchup due to illness. Pierre has played in 113 out of a possible 116 games thus far in her career.