Feb. 10, 2013
California posts its ninth consecutive victory, the longest winning streak of the season for the Bears and the current longest winning streak in the Pac-12.
California 21-2 record after 23 games surpasses the 2008-09 squad as the best mark at this point in the season (2008-09 was 20-3).
California remains atop the Pac-12 standings at 11-1 in the conference.
Arizona leads the all-time series 29-27, but California has won the last 13 meetings between the two schools, matching the Bears's longest active winning streak against a Pac-12 school. Cal also has won 13 straight against Oregon State.
California has now led at the half in 20 of 23 games this season with its (46-37) lead over Arizona, and the Bears are 19-1 in those games - the lone loss coming to Stanford at Haas. The Bears did not lead against Duke (trailed, lost) or Colorado (1st Meeting - tied, won; 2nd Meeting - trailed, won).
California was at full strength for the first time since the Colorado home game on January 25th with Reshanda Gray returning from a three-game absence. Gennifer Brandon missed one game and Gray missed three during the stretch.
Cal's 46 halftime points were the most in a single-half for the Bears in Pac-12 play this season. Conversely, the 49 points allowed in the second half were also the most points allowed by the Bears in a single-half of Pac-12 play.
The Bears scored 80+ points against a Pac-12 opponent for the first time this season. The last time Cal put up 80 points in a conference game was an 83-71 win at Oregon last season (Feb. 16, 2012).
The Bears scored 90+ points for just the second time this season (91-58 win vs Eastern Washington; Nov. 23, 2012). The last time Cal scored 90 against a Pac-12 opponent was a 90-67 win against Oregon last season (Jan. 7, 2012).
Five Bears (Boyd, Brandon, Caldwell, Clarendon, Jemerigbe) hit double figures scoring for the first time since Cal's 88-79 win over then-No. 19 Kansas (Dec. 21, 2012).
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