March 2, 2013
#6 California (78) at Washington (50) - Post Game Notes
California wins the first Pac-12 title in program history with its (78-50) victory at Washington. The Bears and Stanford are co-champions with identical 17-1 Pac-12 records. Since women's basketball became an official Pac-10/Pac-12 sport in the 1986-87 season, California's best finish has been second place (`07-08, `08-09, `11-12). The sole conference championships in program history were back-to-back NorCal titles in 1980-81 and 1981-82.
Lindsay Gottlieb becomes just the fifth coach to win a Pac-10/Pac-12 title in her first two seasons in the conference. (Tara VanDerveer - Stanford - 2nd; Chris Gobrecht - Washington - 2nd; Cheryl Miller - USC - 1st; Marianne Stanley/Amy Tucker - Stanford - 1st)
California will have the No. 2 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament by virtue of the third tiebreaker with Stanford. The teams split the season series (1st tiebreaker) and both went undefeated against the rest of the league (2nd tiebreaker). Stanford has one more victory (28-2) than Cal (27-2) to hold a better overal win percentage (3rd tiebreaker).
California improves to 27-2 overall, matching the program-record for wins in a season. The 2007-08 and 2008-09 teams both won 27 games with identical 27-7 records.
California set a new program record for conference wins in a season at 17, surpassing the 2007-08 and 2008-09 teams for the mark. Those two teams both went 15-3 en route to second-place Pac-10 finishes.
California improves to a program-best 15th consecutive victory, the longest winning streak of the season for the Bears and the current longest winning streak in the Pac-12.
Washington leads the all-time series 42-18, but the Bears have won three straight and eight of the last 10 overall.
California finishes a perfect 9-0 in Pac-12 road games this season.
California has now led at the half in 25 of 29 games this season with its (39-28) lead over Washington, and the Bears are (24-1) in those games - the lone loss coming to Stanford at Haas. The Bears did not lead against Duke (trailed, lost), Oregon State at home (trailed, won) or in either game against Colorado (1st Meeting - tied, won; 2nd Meeting - trailed, won).
Five Bears finished in double figures scoring - Boyd, Brandon, Caldwell, Clarendon and Gray.
California won the rebounding battle (56-22)
INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES
Had a double-double with (15) points and (10) rebounds in the game.
With her (15) rebounds, is now at (309) for the season, (37) rebounds shy of her own California single-season mark of 346 that she set last season.
Posted (12) points and (15) rebounds for her 14th double-double of the season and 29th of her career.
With her (22) points, has passed Patrycja Czepiec (1,059 points, 1995-97) and Laura Baker (1,072 points, 1988-91) for 18th on the California all-time scoring list. Caldwell has (1,073) points in her career.
Had her sixth double-double of the season and 20th of her career with a career-high (22) points and (13) rebounds.