Stanford shot its way into the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals, adding another notch to its NCAA tournament resume.
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.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 13 of her 19 points in the second half, and No. 4 Stanford overcame its worst scoring first half of the season to knock off pesky Colorado 69-54 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament Friday.
It was a costly loss for the Golden Bears, who began the final week of regular-season play tied for fourth place in the Pac-12 with Colorado and Stanford.
Chasson Randle scored 24 points to rally the Cardinal (18-11, 9-8) from an eight-point deficit to take the lead in the final minutes. But he missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
Chiney Ogwumike had 32 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 5 Stanford in an 83-60 victory over Washington on Thursday night.
Jahii Carson scored 26 points – 23 in the second half – and Arizona State held off Stanford 76-64 Wednesday night, snapping the Cardinal’s three-game winning streak.
Cal (18-10, 9-6), struggled at times against Arizona’s defensive pressure and had little chance of stopping the Wildcats at the other end to lose for the 17th time in 19 games at McKale Center.
Brittany Boyd stole the ball with 4 seconds left and made two free throws to seal No. 18 California’s 77-72 win and season sweep of UCLA on Friday night.
Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points and Bonnie Samuelson added 14 to help No.5 Stanford beat Southern Cal 64-59 on Friday night.