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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Conference Questions

What does the USC-Oregon State game mean for the rest of the conference? The Trojans have the third-toughest schedule in the nation this year. Despite falling to most of its superior competitors earlier in the season, programs such as No. 5 Notre Dame or No. 7 Texas A&M presented undoubtedly gave
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Bears change pace with winning streak

What a difference three weeks can make. Three weeks ago, the Cal women’s basketball team lost to UCLA, 60-55, in a frantic-paced game that came down to the last minute. On Sunday against Washington State, in a tilt that played eerily similar to the aforementioned contest, the Bears this time
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Freshman guard Brittany Boyd tallied nine points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

Cal stuns WSU in sixth straight win

The second half was utter pandemonium. Haas Pavilion was electrifying on Sunday as the Cal women’s basketball team fought through a nail-biter against Washington State. Since the onset of the second half, the Cougars held the Bears’ precarious lead to around 10 points, and a quick spree suddenly tied the
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Boyd shows up Washington in second-half blowout

There are 17 minutes left in the second half against Washington, and the shot clock is running out. Brittany Boyd is dribbling around for a possible shot. With four seconds left, Boyd snakes through four Huskies and drops a floater inside the basket as the clock ran out. And on
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Cal looks to defend streak in Washington game

Hindsight is 20/20 for the Cal women’s basketball team. On their first conference road trip of the year, the Bears (13-5, 4-2 in the Pac-12) suffered a mighty and embarrassing sweep at the hands of UCLA and USC. In both games, the team shot under 30 percent from the field,
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Women's Basketball vs Sac State

Pac-12 Power Rankings: Week 3

No. 1: Stanford Stanford might as well be in a league of its own — like the women’s basketball version of an SEC football team. The No. 4 Cardinal (15-1, 6-0) are the only Pac-12 team that is ranked, and they top the conference leaderboards with an average of 80
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