After a spanking at the hands of No. 14 UCLA (10-3) on New Year’s Eve at Haas Pavilion, the No. 23 Cal Women’s basketball team (10-3) will hope that a new year brings new fortune. On Friday, Cal will play its first game of the new year on the road in Tempe, Arizona against No. 25 Arizona State (11-3). This road test is certainly not an easy one as the Sun Devils come into this contest on a four-game winning streak and are undefeated in all six home games thus far.
Thursday’s matchup between Kentucky (8-4) and No. 24 Cal (8-2) is a tale of two teams going in different directions at the moment. The Wildcats are currently on a three-game losing streak while the Bears have won their last five games in convincing fashion. All signs, however, point to a tightly contested matchup between two programs hungry for a win. During Cal’s winning streak, the Bears have outscored opponents by an average of 21 points.
Oftentimes in sports, when you come in as heavy favorites it can be easy to lose motivation and let down your guard. Ask any team that’s been in this position — it’s easy to overlook an opponent and let the game slip away. For the No. 25 Cal women’s basketball team, it’ll need to maintain a sense of urgency when the team takes on San Diego. To say that the Bears are far from a complete and polished team is an understatement.
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