Down by as many as 14 points in the second half and nine points (69-60) with 2:27 remaining in regulation, Cal stormed back with a 9-0 run to tie it up at 69-69 and force overtime. Junior Layshia Clarendon led the charge with seven of the nine points during the late-game run, tying it up with a pair of free throws with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.
The Bears then played solid defense to prevent a last-second basket and force the first overtime between the schools since the 1982-83 season. Cal held Stanford without a field goal over the final 2:58 of regulation.
The teams traded baskets over the first two minutes of overtime before Stanford converted three-consecutive free throws to take a 74-71 lead with 23 seconds to play. Clarendon got off two looks from behind the three-point arc, but neither fell as Stanford escaped with the victory.
Boyd led the Bears with a career-high 19 points, with 14 of them coming in the opening half. Clarendon, who surpassed the 1,000 point mark for her career in the contest, finished the game with 17 points.
Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike led the Cardinal with a career-high 27 points and 18 rebounds.
A great game to watch for the fans and luckily for us, they play again on Sunday, March 4 in Berkeley. See you at Haas Pavilion.