Gennifer Brandon has 17 points and 16 rebounds and No. 5 California scored the first 11 points on its way to a 78-59 win over USC in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference tournament on Friday.
Nirra Fields and Thea Lemberger each scored 12 points and No. 17 UCLA held off a second half Southern Cal rally to beat the Trojans 63-58 on Sunday.
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.
Stanford has reigned in the Pac-12 for a dozen years. Will this be the season it is knocked from the throne? Read on for our predictions for the league.
The Cardinal, heavy favorites in the Pac-12 tournament, are gunning for a No. 1 NCAA seed, while Cal and USC hope to make a case for getting in.
No. 10 UCLA 74, Southern Cal 67
Arizona State, USC, UCLA and Cal are expected to be Stanford's stiffest competition in the Pac-10 this season.
Briana Gilbreath scored 13 points to lead four players in double figures and help Southern Cal upset Texas (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) 61-54 on Friday night in the Paradise Jam.
Thaddesia Southall, a 6-foot-4 forward with a condor-sized wingspan, is the second prospect from the ESPN HoopGurlz Hundred, at No. 99, to commit to USC.
Ashley Walker scored 20 of her career-high-tying 32 points in the first half, and Cal used its strong inside game to rout Virginia 99-73 Monday night, sending the Golden Bears to the NCAA tournament's final 16 for the first time in school history.