Cal is scheduled to take on No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday

The game will air nationally at 1 p.m. on NBC

BERKELEY – The California women’s basketball team faces a tough test right out of the gate as they prepare to face No. 9 Notre Dame this Saturday at the inaugural Citi Shamrock Classic on NBC in St. Louis. The game marks the network’s first-ever live broadcast of a college women’s basketball game and will be a homecoming for Cal’s head coach Charmin Smith who grew up in St. Louis and played prom at Ladue Horton Watkins High School.

Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT. In addition to being broadcast on NBC, the game will also be streamed on Peacock.

The game marked the third all-time matchup between the two teams, with the previous two encounters being in the NCAA tournament. Notre Dame defeated Cal 73-62 in the second round in 2012 and 62-59 in the first round in 2007.


  • Date & Time: Saturday 12 Nov | 1 p.m. PT
  • Location: St Louis, MO. | corporate center
  • See: NBC Sports
  • Live Stats: StatBroadcast


  • Cal was led in Monday’s 86-56 season-opener win over CSUN Evelien Lütje Schipholt and Leilani McIntosh’s 18 and 14 points.
  • The climax of the game came right at the end of the third quarter when McIntosh received the inbounds pass for last possession, dribbled across the court and blasted a shot from just past half of the field at the buzzer to give the Bears a 66-to give. 38 lead after three.
  • Peanut Tuitele posted a game-high with nine rebounds, while Sela Hiede posted a career-high with eight points.
  • Jayda Curry continued her streak of regular season games with at least a three-pointer against CSUN as she has now scored from distance in 23 straight games and in every regular season game she has played in.
  • As a head coach Charmin Smith has three wins against top 25 opponents.
  • Last week, Curry was included in the Naismith Trophy Women’s Watch List, which represents the top 50 players in the country.
  • In addition, this game is a homecoming for Charmin SmithIt’s also a homecoming for Notre Dame head coach Niele Ivey, also from St. Louis, who won a state championship at Cor Jesu Academy before playing for the Fighting Irish and winning the 2001 NCAA championship in her hometown.
  • This matchup features two respective conference Freshmen of the Year. Last year, Curry won Media Pac-12 Freshman of the Year, while Notre Dame’s Sonia Citron was ACC’s Rookie of the Year.


Next Wednesday, November 16, the Bears return to the Haas Pavilion to take on the Idaho Vandals at 7 p.m

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