Fourth-ranked Stanford (31-2) was given the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region of the NCAA women’s tournament. No. 6 California was awarded the No. 2 seed.
Cal (20-11) needed to play well in the Pac-12 tournament to ensure an NCAA invite but now will have to wait three anxious days to find out if it will get an at-large bid.
Cal Golden bears quarterback Allan Bridgford told new coach Sonny Dykes on Monday that he has decided to transfer.
California junior shooting guard Allen Crabbe has been honored as the Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year after leading the league in scoring.
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.
Chasson Randle scored 20 points, Josh Huestis added 18 and Stanford beat California 83-70 on Wednesday, completing a season sweep and ending the Golden Bears’ seven-game winning streak.
No. 6 California is one win away from claiming at least a share of its first Pac-12 championship, and Layshia Clarendon has her eye on the prize.
Allen Crabbe had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Justin Cobbs added 12 points and seven assists, and California overcame a sluggish start to overpower Utah 64-46 on Thursday night for its sixth straight win.
Layshia Clarendon scored 14 points and No. 6 California won its school-record 12th straight game with a 77-55 victory over Oregon on Friday night.
Justin Cobbs’ jumper with 0.7 seconds to play gave California a 48-46 victory over No. 23 Oregon on Thursday night.