The No. 7 California women snapped fifth-ranked Stanford's Pac-12 winning streak at 81 games with a commanding 67-55 road victory.
STANFORD, Calif. — It had been almost four years since the Stanford women’s team last lost against a Pac-12 opponent.
Coach Lindsay Gottlieb mentioned that 81-game conference winning streak to her gritty California crew after Stanford beat the Golden Bears on Tuesday night. Five days later, it was Cal’s turn — this time on Stanford’s home floor.
Gennifer Brandon collected 14 points and 12 rebounds and No. 7 Cal snapped fifth-ranked Stanford’s conference winning streak with a commanding 67-55 victory Sunday.
“We’re thrilled to have gotten this win,” Gottlieb said. “I think the way it feels for us, first and foremost, speaks to how good Stanford is and their consistency of excellence.”
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The second-year Cal coach broke down film to the minute from her team’s 62-53 home loss to Stanford last week, making sure the Bears were much better prepared for the rematch.
They were motivated, all right, from the moment they stepped on the court at Maples Pavilion. From every crash to the offensive boards, to every loose ball and made three-pointer.
“I want them to enjoy it. This team hasn’t kind of had that celebration moment,” Gottlieb said.
“I think it does put us maybe in a different class where now we have beaten a team that’s ranked above us. That’s a big step.”
Brittany Boyd added 19 points while Layshia Clarendon had 14 to help the Bears (13-2, 3-1 Pac-12) beat a top-five opponent for the first time since a 66-52 victory over No. 2 Rutgers in 2008.
Chiney Ogwumike contributed 18 points and nine rebounds for Stanford (14-2, 3-1).
Cal ended the Cardinal’s conference winning streak that began after a 57-54 Bears victory on Jan. 18, 2009, in Berkeley.
Oregon men beat
EUGENE, Ore. — Tony Woods scored 14 points for Oregon, including a go-ahead dunk with 1:44 left, as the Ducks held on to defeat the Arizona State men 68-65.
Damyean Dotson and Carlos Emory scored 14 points apiece for Oregon (14-2, 3-0).
Jahii Carson scored 20 points and Evan Gordon added 17 for the Sun Devils (14-3, 3-1).
Other women’s games
No. 23 Colorado 56,
at Utah 43
Jen Reese scored 11 points to help the Buffaloes (13-2, 2-2) beat the Utes (9-6, 0-4), who were limited to 26 percent shooting.
At Arizona St. 66,
Oregon St. 55
Promise Amukamara scored 13 points as the Sun Devils (10-6, 2-2) defeated the Beavers (7-9, 1-3). Patricia Bright had 12 points and eight rebounds for Oregon State.
At Arizona 100, Oregon 68
Alli Gloyd scored 17 points for the Wildcats (10-5, 2-2) in a rout of the Ducks (2-14, 0-4).
Oregon’s Jillian Alleyne had 18 points and 12 rebounds.
UCLA 85, Washington 68
USC 61, Washington St. 59
Arizona St. 66, Oregon St. 55
Arizona 100, Oregon 68
California 67, Stanford 55
Colorado 56, Utah 43
Oregon 68, Arizona St. 65