Junior center Talia Caldwell notched 10 rebounds and 17 points across 36 minutes in Thursday’s overtime contest.

Cal escapes Arizona duel with 78-74 OT win

For the second time in less than a week, the Cal women’s basketball team was heading into overtime in unfamiliar territory. Those two overtime games looked surprisingly similar, with two underdogs stealing the second half. But the difference between the Bears’ opponents is night and day. Last Saturday, Cal launched
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Lindsay Sherbert and Cal rank just behind Stanford after falling to the Cardinal on Saturday.

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 5

No. 1: Stanford (18-1, 9-0) Even if Stanford had fallen in last weekend’s overtime thriller against Cal, the Cardinal would still top the Pac-12. The team is just too good. Led by the powerful and unpronounceable Ogwumike sisters, Stanford continues to sail right past inferior Pac-12 competition. The entire conference
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Conference Questions

How good is Arizona State? Just three weeks ago, Arizona State was on a three-game losing streak to open the Pac-12 season with a 1-3 record. Now, the Sun Devils are the hottest team in the conference not named Stanford or Cal. Arizona State won five straight games, leapfrogging over
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Freshman Brittany Boyd notched a career-high 19 points in Saturday’s game.

Bears fall short in overtime challenge

STANFORD, Calif. — In those final minutes, the home crowd in Maples Pavilion was deafening. The cacophony reflected a confidence palpable in both the cheers that exploded every time Stanford (18-1, 9-0 in the Pac-12) sank a shot and the slightly bored silence that descended upon the court whenever Cal
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The extreme nature of a winning streak

A winning streak stands out because it defies common logic. It draws attention because it’s so unnatural — we take something that we’ve deemed impossible and watch it come to fruition before our eyes. The numbers are there, in black and white, but with no explanation to back them up,
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Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 4

No. 1: Stanford (17-1, 8-0) Perhaps there is a crack in Stanford’s near-invincible armor. In their last game against Washington, the Cardinal played miserably in the first half, shooting a fraction above 30 percent. Although Stanford turned it around in the second half to blow out the Huskies, 65-47, the
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