CU women’s basketball preview: California
MATCHUP: California Golden Bears (9-14, 1-11 Pac-12) at Colorado Buffaloes (14-9, 3-9 Pac-12)
GAME TIME: Friday, 7 p.m. MT, at CU Events Center
BROADCAST: TV – Pac-12 Networks. Radio – 630 AM
COACHES: Colorado – JR Payne, 4th season (58-59; 159-172 career). California – Charmin Smith, 1st season (9-14).
LEADERS: Colorado – Scoring: F Mya Hollingshed, Jr., 13.6 ppg; Rebounding: Hollingshed, 6.7 rpg; Assists – G Jaylyn Sherrod, Fr., 5.2 apg. California – Scoring: G/F Jaelyn Brown, Sr., 14.6 ppg; Rebounds: C CJ West, Sr., 7.3 rpg; Assists: G Leilani McIntosh, Fr., 4.3 apg.
NOTABLE: CU is aiming to snap a season-long four-game losing streak. The Buffs lost to Washington, 61-52, in their last outing Sunday. … The Buffs are 1-7 in their last eight games, with the victory coming against Cal, 62-50, on Jan. 26, in Berkeley. Emma Clarke had 14 points in that game. … CU is seeking its first season sweep of a Pac-12 opponent since going 2-0 against Washington in 2017-18. … The Buffs are 8-12 all-time against Cal, including 4-5 in Boulder. … CU is 7-4 at home this season, while Cal is 2-6 on the road. … Cal’s lone Pac-12 win came at Washington, 81-74 in double overtime on Feb. 2. … Sherrod ranks second in the Pac-12 with 5.22 assists per game and her 120 on the season are the fifth-most by a freshman in CU history. … Former CU great Erin Carson (1984-88) will be honored Friday as the recipient of the Jane Wahl Legacy Award.