Layshia Clarendon scored 27 points, including five of her team’s 10 3-pointers, and the Cal women beat Oregon 83-71 at Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Ore., to remain alone in second place in the Pac-12 standings.
Talia Caldwell added 12 points and nine rebounds and freshman Reshanda Gray had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (19-7, 10-4).
The nation’s No. 2-ranked team in rebounding margin, Cal beat Oregon 48-32 on the boards to overcome 19 turnovers.
“We talked about any win on the road in conference is tough. I think we got Oregon’s best shot today. They were ready. They were excited to play us,” first-year Bears coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “I think tonight was showing that we are built for different situations.”
Next up for the Bears is a trip to Oregon State (17-8, 8-6) on Saturday to face a Beavers’ squad that began the night alone in third place, then got clobbered 78-45 by third-ranked Stanford.