SEATTLE – (Nov. 29) Seattle University women’s basketball will take on No. 24 Cal for the first time in program history at the Haas Pavilion on Thursday morning.
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ABOUT THE GAME
- Seattle U (3-3) at No. 24 Cal (3-2)
- All-time series-First-ever meeting
- Last meeting-N/A
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U is coming off a 79-53 defeat at the hands of unbeaten UC Davis on Nov. 26. Jacinta Beckley scored 15 points, while Alexis Montgomery compiled 12 points and 9 rebounds.
- SU won a 91-77 contest with Portland State on Nov. 22. The point total is the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 4, 2013, when SU lost, 105-100, to Oregon. The 91 points represent the most by Seattle U in a win since Dec. 17, 2010, when SU beat Sacramento State, 92-82. The last time the Redhawks scored more than 91 points at the Connolly Complex was on Dec. 28, 2008, when Seattle U defeated Cascade College, 102-28.
- In the win over Portland State, Alexis Montgomery put up 25 points and 13 rebounds for her 13th career double-double. It marked second such effort of the season.
- Kamira Sanders recorded 16 points and a career-high nine assists against PSU. The sophomore dished out an assist on seven Redhawk three-pointers.
- Against Portland State, Jacinta Beckley scored a career-high 20 points and tied a personal best with eight rebounds.
- Seattle U logged season highs in points (91), made field goals (38), field goal attempts (78), field goal percentage (.487), made threes (12), three-point field goal percentage (.500), rebounds (47), and assists (21) in victory over Portland State.
- Alexis Montgomery paces the WAC in scoring (19.5) and ranks second in rebounding (9.7). Kamira Sanders tops the WAC in assists per game (4.3) and steals per game (2.7) this season. Jacinta Beckley leads the league in three-pointer field-goal percentage (.474) on the year.
- Seattle U went 2-0 on a California road trip Nov. 17-19. It marked SU’s first 2-0 road trip since Dec. 19-20, 2007.
- The Redhawks made the largest comeback in Division I program history on Nov. 17, rallying from a 21-point deficit to win, 77-71, at UC Santa Barbara. They outscored UCSB, 32-11, in the fourth quarter and ended the contest on a 10-0 run.
- Kamira Sanders was named WAC Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 19. She led SU with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals at UCSB on Nov. 17. Sanders followed with 14 points, five assists, and four steals in the win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19.
- Kamira Sanders recorded 21 points, including 13 in the fourth period, on 8-10 field-goal shooting against UCSB. She tied a career high with nine rebounds and set a new personal best with six assists in the win.
- Against UCSB, Alexis Montgomery logged a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. She now has 12 career double-doubles as a Redhawk.
- In a 65-62 win at Pepperdine on Nov. 19, SU had three players in double figures and two other players with nine points.
- SU dropped a 73-58 setback to Hawaii on Nov. 12. Alexis Montgomery and Kamira Sanders both scored in double figures in the contest.
- In the season opener, the Redhawks fell to Idaho State, 74-69, on Nov. 10 Alexis Montgomery scored a career-high 31 points in the setback.
- SU scored 45 points in the first half against Idaho State, the most by a Redhawk team since Dec. 15, 2015, when Seattle U dropped 46 in the first 20 minutes against Portland State.
- Alexis Montgomery’s 31 points on Nov. 10 are the most by a Redhawk since Chelcie Morrison scored 35 points against Montana State Billings on Feb. 16, 2008.
- Kamira Sanders tied a career high with nine rebounds against Idaho State. She pulled down nine boards last season against CSUN on Dec. 29, 2016.
- Cal has a 3-2 record this season, including a 55-52 loss to Missouri on Nov. 25. The Bears are No. 24 in the AP poll and among those receiving votes in this week’s WBCA Top 25.
- Cal was picked to finish in the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Last season, the Bears advanced to the NCAA Tournament and won 20 games.
- Kristine Anigwe was named to the 2018 Katrina McClain Watch List, for the nation’s top power forward. Anigwe is one of 20 players to be recognized. The junior is averaging 14.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game this season.
- Alexis Montgomery is the WAC Preseason Player of the Year. She earned All-WAC First Team honors after leading Seattle U in points, rebounds, and assists last season.
- SU was voted to finish second in the WAC preseason media poll and third in the WAC preseason coaches’ poll.
- Kamira Sanders returns after winning WAC Freshman of the Year last season. She paced conference rookies in points, assists, steals, and minutes played in 2015-16.
- Coach Suzy Barcomb took Seattle U from a predicted seventh-place finish to the WAC Championship game last season. In her first season at SU, Barcomb guided the Redhawks to a WNIT appearance for the second time in program history.
- SU features six newcomers this season, with five freshmen and one junior transfer joining the roster.
- Lindsay Gottlieb is in her seventh season as Cal’s head coach. She guided the Bears to the Final Four for the first time in program history in 2013.