Mar 8, 2012 10:59 PM by Jordan Mason
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Layshia Clarendon had 12 points to lead a balanced scoring effort, and California moved into the Pac-12 tournament semifinals with a 68-59 win Thursday over Colorado.
Talia Caldwell added 11 points and nine rebounds, Lindsay Sherbert also scored 11 and Reshanda Gray had 10 for the No. 2 seed Golden Bears (23-8). Cal, which was last in the conference in free-throw shooting in the regular season, went 9 for 10 from the line in the final 1:16 to secure the win.
Brittany Wilson scored 18 points and Chucky Jeffery had 16 to lead the 10th-seeded Buffaloes (18-13), who fell behind 10-0 and trailed by as many as 16 in the first half. But Colorado pulled within four just after halftime and stayed within single digits for most of the second half.
On Friday, Cal will face the winner of Thursday's late game between Washington State and USC.
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