Reshanda Gray scored a career-high 24 points and Brittany Boyd added 17 points and 11 rebounds for California (1-2), which was coming off a 70-58 home loss to No. 2 Duke.
The Golden Bears are preparing to face 15th-seeded Fresno State on Saturday and perhaps regain their stride following a hiccup in the Pac-12 tournament two weeks ago that broke a 16-game win streak.
In the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Friday, the Golden Bears finally had an easy time against the Trojans. Gennifer Brandon had 17 points and 16 rebounds and No. 5 California scored the first 11 points on its way to a 78-59 win over USC.
Brittany Boyd had 10 points and 11 rebounds and No. 6 Cal pulled away from Oregon State in the second half Friday night for a 60-38 win.
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 Monday.
Gennifer Brandon and Brittany Boyd scored 19 points apiece to help No. 11 California rout Cal State Bakersfield 84-46 on Friday night.
Cal point guard Brittany Boyd scored a career-high 28 points as the No. 10 Golden Bears lost to No. 4 Duke 77-63 on Sunday.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 29 points, Chiney Ogwumike added 17 and No. 2 Stanford rolled to the Pac-12 tournament title with a 77-62 victory over California on Saturday, extending the Cardinal’s winning streak to a school-record 28 games.
Reshanda Gray scored 13 of her 17 points in the second half to jump-start California’s sputtering offense and key a 67-58 victory over UCLA on Thursday night.
Brittany Boyd had 19 points, a conference season-high 10 steals, six assists and six rebounds as California rallied from a lengthy scoring drought to beat Arizona State 67-62 on Saturday.