After nearly blowing a 30-point lead, Stanford hung on to beat Cal 70-64. The two teams meet again Sunday, with the Cardinal looking to play 40 solid minutes and the Bears trying to finish what they started in Thursday's second half.
Cal's first trip to the Final Four undoubtedly and undeniably raised the bar in Berkeley.
Cal guard Brittany Boyd was sad when Cal made a coaching change, but she committed to the school anyway, and now, has helped the Lady Bears to the Final Four.
Cal wanted nothing more than to be considered Stanford's equal. Beating the Cardinal on Sunday and snapping their 81-game conference winning streak? Mission accomplished.