SEATTLE (CBS/AP) — Markel Walker matched her season high with 23 points, Jasmine Dixon added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 14 UCLA advanced to its fourth Pac-12 tournament title game with a dominant 70-58 win over No. 5 California on Saturday night.
The Bruins will seek their second Pac-12 crown in Sunday night’s final against either No. 4 Stanford or No. 18 Colorado. UCLA won its only Pac-12 tournament title in 2006 when it pulled off upsets of Arizona State and Stanford to win the title. This will be the Bruins’ third appearance in the title game in the last four years.
UCLA was efficient offensively and California could not solve the Bruins’ zone defense. California (28-3) shot just 29 percent and saw its 16-game win streak come to an end.
Brittany Boyd led California with 18 points, but the Bears may have seen any hope of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament come to an end.
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