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Arizona State vs Cal LIVE NCAA Women’s Basketbal (1/28/2024)

Arizona State vs Cal LIVE NCAA Women’s Basketbal (1/28/2024)

The Arizona State Sun Devils (9-11, 0-5 Pac-12) are thirsting for a win, their five-game skid scorching like the Arizona sun. On Sunday, they host the California Golden Bears (13-7, 2-3 Pac-12) at Desert Financial Arena, with both teams hoping to rewrite their recent narratives.

NCAA DI Women’s Basketball
Matchups: Arizona State vs Cal
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2024
Game time: 2:00 PM ET
Live stream: Watch here

Scorching Sun Devils Need Offense to Ignite: ASU’s scoring average (63.8 points per game) outpaces Cal’s defense (63.3 points allowed), but that hasn’t translated to wins. They’re 8-2 when they crack 63 points, so unleashing Jalyn Brown (team-high 15.9 points per game) and Trayanna Crisp (1.4 made threes per game) will be crucial.

Golden Bears Hungry for Redemption: Cal stumbled against Utah, but Ioanna Krimili’s 14 points illustrate their fight. Their 70 points per game average bests ASU’s defense (68.1 points allowed), and reaching 68 points has been magic for them (11-1). Marta Suarez (13.1 points, 7.1 rebounds) and McKayla Williams (7.5 points, 6.6 rebounds) will be key cogs in their offensive machine.

Matchup Mania:

Free Throw Fiesta: Both teams excel at the line, with ASU ranked 11th (68.2%) and Cal boasting the Pac-12’s third-best mark (75.9%). Jaddan Simmons’ 4.1 free throws per game for ASU and Leilani McIntosh’s 3.0 for Cal could swing the tide in a close game.
Three-Point Showdown: Brown and Crisp will face off against Suarez, the three-point queen for Cal (1.5 made threes per game). Crisp’s accuracy (34%) could give ASU an edge, but Suarez’s experience could prove valuable.
Rebounding Rumble: Williams and Besselink (4.9 rebounds per game) will battle for boards, and Cal’s overall size advantage could be a factor.
Prediction:

This one’s a toss-up. ASU desperately needs a win, but Cal’s size and offensive potency are no joke. Expect a tight game with lead changes galore. Our guess? Cal grabs the win 72-68, relying on their balanced scoring and Suarez’s hot hand to extinguish the Sun Devils’ hopes of breaking their streak.

Tune in to ESPN+ on Sunday at 2:00 PM ET for this Pac-12 showdown! Will the Sun Devils find their sun, or will the Golden Bears cast a shadow over Tempe? We’ll find out soon enough!

Bonnie Thomson

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