No. 12 Cal Edged by USC in Pac-10 Tournament Semifinal
March 14, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Camille LeNoir had 25 points as Southern California beat No. 12 California 69-67 on Saturday night and advanced to the Pac-10 tournament final with its second straight win over a ranked team.
Hailey Dunham added 12 points for the sixth-seeded Trojans (17-4), which snapped an eight-game losing streak to Cal (25-6). USC beat No. 16 Arizona State in the quarterfinals Friday.
The Golden Bears thought it tied the game on a layup by Ashley Walker as time expired, but the officials conferred for about 11 minutes before negating the basket.
Pac-10 leading scorer Walker had 29 points and 15 rebounds, and Devanei Hampton added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the second-seeded Golden Bears.
USC will play the winner of the game between No. 2 Stanford and UCLA. The top-seeded Cardinal has won five of the last six tournament titles.