Reshanda Grey led Cal (21-9) with 26 points, but second-leading scorer Brittany Boyd finished with nine points and fouled out with 6 minutes left. Gennifer Brandon finished with 20 points off the bench for California, which has lost two straight, and Afure Jemerigbe added 16.
Brittany Boyd had 17 points, 13 rebounds and nine assists to lead Cal (13-5, 5-2) while Gennifer Brandon finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Afure Jemerigbe scored 13 points, freshman Mercedes Jefflo made seven steals in an impressive collegiate debut, and No. 9 Cal overcame a cold-shooting first half to beat Long Beach State 70-51 Friday night.
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.
Gennifer Brandon scored 16 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 6 California beat No. 15 UCLA 79-51 Friday night, handing the Bruins their first home loss of the season.
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.
Gennifer Brandon had 13 points, 10 rebounds and a key block with 20 seconds left as Cal rallied from 16 points down in the first half to beat No. 20 Colorado 59-56 on Friday night.
Gennifer Brandon had 23 points and a career-high 26 rebounds, and No. 7 California held USC without a basket in overtime to beat the Trojans 71-63 on Thursday night.
Talia Caldwell had a career-high 19 points and eight rebounds to help No. 8 California continue the best start in school history with a 70-43 victory over George Washington on Friday night.
Gennifer Brandon and Brittany Boyd scored 19 points apiece to help No. 11 California rout Cal State Bakersfield 84-46 on Friday night.