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No. 11 Utah Hosts the Surging Cal Bears

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Utah's next win in Salt Lake City would be its first against Cal since 1969. Plenty of streaks on the line tonight, including Utah's 16-game home winning streak overall, 14-game home winning streak this season, and Cal's five-game winning streak.

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Tonight, Utah puts its 16-game home winning streak on the line against the Cal Bears, themselves winners of five straight. Cal enters the game 16-6 overall, 6-6 in the Pac-12 (seventh place) after a

Cal has heated two Top 25 teams in Washington and Syracuse. Since that time, of course, Washington has fallen far out of the Top 25, lost the top shot blocker in the nation, and currently sit in 11th place in the Conference of Champions.

Cal leads the all-time series between the two teams 13-10; however, Utah has won the last two meetings. In the 2014 Pac-12 tournament, Utah defeated Cal 79-69 in overtime, and in the only regular season meeting between the two, the Utes beat the Bears 63-59 in Berkley, Calif. The Bears have won their last three at Utah in Salt Lake City. Cal's last defeat to Utah in SLC was on Dec. 30, 1969.

Cal is shooting 39.2 percent (40-of-102) from three-point range during its five-game winning streak. Jordan Mathews (15-of-28) and Sam Singer (6-of-9) have combined to shoot 56.8 percent from three-point range during the five-game winning streak.