March 31, 2013
#2 California (73) vs #6 LSU (63) - Post Game Notes
California advances to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time in program history.
California evens it's all-time NCAA Tournament record to 8-8.
Lindsay Gottlieb set a new program record for NCAA Tournament victories with 4, surpassing Joanne Boyle's three NCAA wins a Cal. Gottlieb is 4-1 in NCAA Tournament games, the best winning NCAA winning percentage of Cal coaches.
California improves upon the first 30-win season in program history with a 31-3 record.
Head Coach Joanne Boyle who won 54 games from 2007-09 with identical 27-7 records those two seasons.
California is now 1-1 against LSU in the first meeting since the two teams first met in the 1981-82 season.
California did not lead at the half for just the sixth time this season with the team's tied (26-26) at the break Saturday night. The Bears also did not lead against Duke (trailed, lost), Oregon State at home (trailed, won), in either game against Colorado (1st Meeting - tied, won; 2nd Meeting - trailed, won) or against UCLA in the Pac-12 semis (trailed, lost).
Consequently, it is only the second time this season that Cal has entered the second half tied with the opponents, and the Bears came out the victors both times. Against Colorado in Boulder, the team's were tied 24-24 before the Bears pulled out a 53-49 win.
California made (26) and attempted (41) more free throws in an NCAA Tournament game in program history. The Bears went 21-of-32 in the second half alone.
Every Golden Bear that played in the game scored, led by double figure outings from Brittany Boyd (14).
The announced attendance of 6,146 was the largest crowd of the season to watch California play.
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Had another strong night dishing the rock with (7) assists. Boyd has put up 9, 8 and 7 assists in three NCAA Tournament games this season.
With her (13) rebounds, is now at (375) for the season to improve upon her own California single-season mark.
Registered her 19th double-double of the season and 34th of her career with (17) points and (13) rebounds.
Scored (17) points to improve her career total to (978). Coupled with her (1,017) rebounds, Brandon is just (22) points shy of joining the California 1,000-1,000 club.
With her (6) rebounds, is now at (990) rebounds in her career, making her (10) rebounds shy of becoming the third Golden Bear to hit the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound mark.
Scored (4) points to move to (1,119) in her career, just (17) shy of passing Leigh Gregory for No. 15 on the California all-time scoring list.
With her (19) points, is now at (1768) career points, passing Jennifer Bennett (1766 points, 1984-87) for fourth on the California all-time scoring list.
Had a career-high and California NCAA Tournament record (6) steals in the contest.
Scored 17 of her 19 points in the second half, including going 9-for-12 from the free throw line.