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
NEW ORLEANS — The subtitle to the 2013 women's Final Four might as well be: The Big East throws one last bash in the Big Easy.
Three of the four teams — Connecticut, Louisville and Notre Dame — hail from a league that has long thrived in both women's and men's college basketball, but which is breaking apart after this season. Read More
BERKELEY — Coach Lindsay Gottlieb is asking the players on the Cal women’s basketball team to press the mute button on all talking heads analyzing the squad as it heads into the NCAA Tournament. But she is making an exception for the opinion of one person: President Barack Obama. Read More
Gennifer Brandon walked off the court at halftime of the Cal women’s basketball team’s game with Southern Cal on Thursday dissatisfied with her performance. She had six points and 11 rebounds, but she missed a few easy shots.As the Bears returned to the floor, the junior turned to teammate Talia Caldwell for solace.“She was like, ‘Go for the boards and everything else will just follow,’” Brandon said. 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