Here is Stephanie Hammon’s story on the Cal women at the NCAA tournament:
Cal women’s basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb is sticking to her original assessment of Fresno State — No. 15 seeds don’t get much tougher than the Bulldogs.
The Bears won their NCAA tournament opener for the second straight year, topping Fresno State 90-76 on Saturday at United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas.
But Cal, seeded No. 2 in the Spokane region, took awhile to seize control against the hot-shooting Bulldogs (24-9). And though the Bears led the entire second half, it was never by too comfortable a margin.
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