Cal trailed 62-56 with 1:42 to go in regulation when they pulled off a thrilling comeback. Brandon made two free throws to cut it to 62-58, and then came up with a steal and was fouled. She made two free throws again to make it 62-60 with 1:08 left. Brandon then forced overtime with a putback with 14 seconds left. USC couldn't get off a final shot on its last possession of regulation.
Neither team scored for the first three minutes of overtime, but then the Bears exploded for transition layups by Brittany Boyd and Clarendon to lead 66-62 with 1:26 remaining. The Trojans scored just a singluar free throw in the extra session.