BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball team hits the road for the first time this week as the Roadrunners travel to play a pair of Pac-12 opponents.
The trip begins Friday night at 6 p.m. when CSUB plays at Oregon. The game will be streamed on Pac-12.com. The Ducks opened the 2016-17 season last Sunday with a 84-67 victory at home against Lamar. Lexi Bandon made six three-pointers for a game high 20 points. Oregon made 12-of-25 three-point attempts against Lamar.
This is the third time that CSUB and Oregon are playing women’s basketball. The ‘Runners defeated the Ducks 82-70 Nov. 27, 2010 in Eugene. Oregon handed CSUB a 131-91 loss Nov. 9, 2013 in Eugene.
The trip concludes Sunday at 2 p.m. at the University of California. The game will also be streamed on Pac-12.com. The Bears improved to 2-0 with a 73-58 victory over Santa Clara Monday night. 2016 USBWA National Freshman of the Year Kristine Anigwe led the way with 20 points.
This is the fourth time Cal and CSUB are playing women’s basketball. The Bears have won each of the previous three meetings, most recently 70-51 on Dec. 15, 2013 in Berkeley.
The Roadrunners opened the 2016-17 by splitting a pair of home games. CSUB defeated Hawai’i 58-51 Nov. 13 before losing 65-59 to Southern Utah Nov. 15. CSU Bakersfield Forward Aja Williams was named Madness WAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Nov. 14. College Sports Madness identifies the players who have had the greatest impact to their team from each conference and on a national basis each Monday.
Williams scored 27 points in her CSUB debut Nov. 14 during the Roadrunners’ 58-51 victory against Hawai’i. She also led the team in rebounds with eight and added one assist and one block.