CU women’s basketball preview: California
MATCHUP: Colorado Buffaloes (13-5, 2-5 Pac-12) at California Golden Bears (8-10, 0-7)
GAME TIME: Sunday, 1 p.m. MT, at Haas Pavilion in Berkeley, Calif.
BROADCAST: TV – Pac-12 Networks. Radio – 630 AM
COACHES: Colorado – JR Payne, 4th season (57-55; 158-168 career). California – Charmin Smith, 1st season (8-10)
LEADERS: Colorado – Scoring: F Mya Hollingshed, Jr., 13.8 ppg; Rebounding: Hollingshed, 6.8 rpg; Assists – G Jaylyn Sherrod, Fr., 5.8 apg. California – Scoring: G/F Jaelyn Brown, Sr., 14.4 ppg; Rebounds: C CJ West, Sr., 6.8 rpg; Assists: G Leilani McIntosh, Fr., 4.1 apg.
NOTABLE: The Buffs are looking to snap a three-game losing streak. They lost to No. 6 Stanford, 76-68 in overtime, on Friday. Sherrod had a career-high 21 points, as well as seven assists. … CU is 7-12 all-time against Cal, including 3-5 in Berkeley. Since joining the Pac-12, the Buffs are 1-5 in Berkeley, with the lone win coming Feb. 12, 2017. … In her last three games, Mya Hollingshed is averaging 17.0 points and 6.3 rebounds, while shooting 54.3 percent (61.5 from 3-point range). … Sherrod has 104 assists and needs six to tie Linda Lappe (1998-99) for the fifth-best total by a CU freshman. … Sherrod has averaged 12.4 points and 7.0 assists in her last five games. … Senior Quinessa Caylao-Do is seven rebounds away from reaching 300 for her career. … Cal is the only Pac-12 team without a conference win. The Bears lost at home to Utah, 71-62, on Friday. Sara Anastasieska had 22 points for Cal. … Cal is 7-5 at home this season. … The Bears’ current seven-game losing streak is their longest since an eight-game skid during the 2004-05 season. … This is Cal’s worst start to conference play since an 0-7 start in 2001-02. … The Buffs are 4-27 in Pac-12 road games under Payne, including an 80-70 win at Utah on Dec. 29.