Feb. 2, 2013
Matt Knight Arena| Eugene, Ore.
BERKELEY - No. 6/6 California will search for its seventh straight victory and win No. 100 in head coach Lindsay Gottlieb's career with a Sunday afternoon game against the Oregon Ducks. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Matt Knight Arena, and with no TV broadcast, the game will be streamed live on Oregon's Pac-12 Platform at http://pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx.
California (18-2, 8-1 Pac-12) defeated Oregon State Friday night, 60-38, to match its season-best winning streak at six games. Sophomore Brittany Boyd pulled down her fourth career double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds, and junior Gennifer Brandon returned from a one-game injury absence to put up 11 points and nine rebounds.
Oregon (3-18, 1-8 Pac-12) dropped an 86-62 decision to No. 4 Stanford Friday night despite a 13-point, 13-rebound performance from freshman Jillian Alleyne who leads the conference with an average of 12.9 rebounds per game.
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A CALIFORNIA WIN AT OREGON WOULD:
GAME RECAP: Gennifer Brandon came back strong and Brittany Boyd had a career night to keep California on the top of the Pac-12 standings. Brandon bounced back from an ankle injury that kept her out one game, getting 11 points and nine rebounds Friday night to help the sixth-ranked Bears to a 60-38 win at Oregon State. Boyd had 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds to go with four assists and four steals for Cal, which gave up the third-fewest points to a conference opponent in program history.
THE LAST TIME VS OREGON (Feb. 16, 2012): Junior guard Layshia Clarendon's 17 first-half points helped the California Golden Bears battle the Oregon Ducks for a 83-71 road victory in Eugene. Ten different players on the two teams combined to hit 21 three-pointers in the game.
OREGON (3-18, 1-8 PAC-12): Oregon earned its first Pac-12 win of the season at Washington State last week after dealing with a harsh rash of injuries throughout the season. The Ducks are led by freshman Jillian Alleyne who leads the Pac-12 with a 12.9 rebounding average to go with her team-leading 13.9 points per game. Only four Ducks have played in every game this season for Oregon.
CALIFORNIA-OREGON SERIES HISTORY: Oregon leads the all-time series 36-27, but the Bears won both meetings last season. California defeated Oregon 90-67 in Berkeley and 83-71 in Eugene last season. Oregon's last victory in the series was a 60-46 win in Berkeley on Feb. 24, 2011.
CLARENDON HITS 1,500: Senior Layshia Clarendon surpassed Kesha Martin for 10th on the Cal all-time points list with her 12 against GWU. Clarendon currently sits at 1,527 career points - just 3 shy of ninth in the record books - and became the 10th Bear to hit the 1,500 point mark. She is on pace to score 1,665 at the end of the regular season - a mark that would be good for sixth all-time.
CALDWELL JUMPS UP THE BOOKS: Senior Talia Caldwell continues to climb California's all-time rebound list with each passing game for the Bears. Caldwell currently sits 4th with 875 career rebounds all-time at Cal after passing Cynthia Cooke (855) with eight rebounds against Colorado last Friday night. She is now one rebound shy of tying Devanei Hampton for 3rd (876). Caldwell is also just 22 points shy of becoming member No. 23 of the 1,000-point club at Cal. She could become just the third Bear to join the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound club beside Ashley Walker and Colleen Galloway with a strong finish to the season.
MORE THAN JUST DEFENSE: Senior Eliza Pierre is known as Cal's lockdown defender, but the guard has also stepped up in every other area. In Cal's last three games, Pierre - known to set-up a play rather than shoot - has put up 18 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals, highlighted by a season-best eight-rebound effort against Utah. Pierre is also 4-for-8 from beyond the arc during the stretch.