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Women’s basketball: Bears roar into Elite 8

By Jeff Faraudo
Sunday, March 31st, 2013 at 12:19 am in NCAA Tournament, Women's basketball.

The Cal women did something no Golden Bears’ baskeball team — of either gender — has done since 1960.

And something five-time Final Four powerhouse Stanford couldn’t get done Saturday.

The Golden Bears moved into the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament with a 73-63 win over LSU at Spokane, Wash.

The second-seeded Bears (31-3) made it to the regional finals for the first time in school history.

With a win Monday over Georgia — a 61-59 winner over top-seeded Stanford — the Bears will play in their first Final Four.

“This for us is about who we want to be,” Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb said. “We’re not trying to out-Stanford Stanford.”

No Cal team has advanced this deep in the NCAA tournament since the Bears’ men reached the national championship in 1960.

Click here for staff writer Elliott Almond’s game story.

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  • Alaska Bear

    Awesome Lady Bears.Congratulations. Play your game and the Final Four awaits. Go Bears!!!

  • joey

    Painful to watch their free throws. What do these girls do in practice?

  • Calfan1

    now to final 4!!!!!! Go Lady Bears!