Cal pulled away from LSU in the second half to reach its first Elite Eight.
On the same night top-seeded Stanford was knocked out of the NCAA tournament, Cal advanced to its first Elite Eight. How's that for a changing of the guard for West Coast women's basketball?
Pac-12 rivals Stanford and Cal seem headed for a rubber match -- if they can get past physical, athletic and defense-first SEC teams Georgia and LSU.
LSU's Nikki Caldwell has worn many hats as a head coach, including mentor and teacher. Now, after giving birth in March, she adds parent as she learns to master even more multitasking.
Nneka Ogwumike is back in the Final Four for the fourth time in her career. Stanford's run of five straight national semifinal appearances matches Connecticut and LSU in women's Division I history.