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After the way the regular season ended few expected the Bears to make it all the way to the semi-finals of the Pac-10 tournament, myself included. But stalwart defense and 22 points from Layshia Clarendon extended Cal's run another day (and probably clinched an NIT bid, for what that's worth). It's a tall order for the Bears - facing a top ten team in their home town after two tough games with an 8/9 player rotation doesn't sound like a winning formula. Cal has lost five straight times to the Bruins, and though the games haven't really been blow outs, there's never been much of a sense that Cal had what it took to win - it's just a bad matchup for Cal.
If the Bears manage to pull the upset they will have beaten every Pac-10 team at least once except for Stanford and . . . Washington St.? What a weird year. More importantly, they'll presumably get another shot at Stanford with an NCAA spot on the line. Dare we dream? Go Bears!