California rallied from down 10 with less than 7 minutes left in regulation to beat Georgia 65-62 in the Spokane Regional final and advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history.
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.
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.
Talia Caldwell had 11 points and nine rebounds for the second-seeded Golden Bears (24-8), who reached the tournament finals for just the second time in school history.
Layshia Clarendon scored 15 points, including 10 during a 17-0 run to start the second half, as California defeated Utah 60-46 Thursday night.
California held Regina Rogers, the nation’s leader in field-goal percentage, to her worst shooting night of the season and the Bears picked apart Washington’s conference-leading defense in a commanding 71-47 win Thursday night.
Freshman Reshanda Gray had 14 points and seven rebounds, Talia Caldwell added 11 points and nine rebounds and California beat Oregon State 73-56 on Thursday night.