Brittany Boyd is super-competitive and it was obvious to her best friend, Elisha Davis, the first time they met at AAU practice 10 years ago. As a third-grader, Davis knew how to spin a basketball on the tips of her fingers and Boyd, a fourth-grader, was more than frustrated that she couldn’t keep up. Read More
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Layshia Clarendon scored 27 points to help California beat South Florida 82-78 in overtime on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.Reshanda Gray added 14 points for the second-seeded Golden Bears (30-2), who advanced to the round of 16 for second time in program history and reached 30 victories for the first time. Cal will face the winner of Tuesday's game between No. 3 seed Penn State and No. 6 LSU in the regional semifinals on Saturday. Read More
Stanford has reigned for so long every other Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball team only hopes to hang around each season. It had been almost four years since the Cardinal last lost against a conference opponent.
Lindsay Gottlieb mentioned that 81-game conference winning streak to her gritty Cal crew this week after Stanford beat the Golden Bears on Tuesday night. Five days later, it was Cal’s turn — this time on Stanford’s home floor. Read More
Unable to hit free throws with any consistency down the stretch, No. 7 Cal still found a recipe for success with some old-fashioned defense and rebounding.
Brittany Boyd scored 15 points, Reshanda Gray and Afure Jemerigbe both rebounded missed free throws in the late going and Layshia Clarendon figured in a defensive stop that prevented a last-second shot as Cal hung on to beat No. 20 Colorado 53-49 on Sunday. Read More
Brittany Boyd and Talia Caldwell helped No. 8 Cal overcome a noisy gym and some lousy shooting.
Boyd scored 18 points and Caldwell added 16 to help beat Northwestern 71-65 on Monday, sending the Wildcats to their fourth straight loss.
“This was a game we can take a lot away from,” Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “I really credit Northwestern coming off some injuries and some rough games. Their spirit was up, they executed, they played well and the crowd was phenomenal.” Read More
No. 9 seed Cal used a spurt over the closing minutes of the first half and the opening minutes of the second to take control of its first-round NCAA Tournament game against No. 8 Iowa and hung on to beat the Hawkeyes 84-74 on Sunday in South Bend, Ind. Read More