USF Bulls' season ends in overtime, against Cal

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Layshia Clarendon scored 27 points to help California beat South Florida 82-78 in overtime on Monday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

 

Rashanda Gray added 14 points for the second-seeded Golden Bears (30-2), who advanced to the round of 16 for second time in program history and reached 30 victories for the first time.

 

The Bears were up 67-57 before the Bulls went on a 13-3 run culminating in a trio of free throws by Inga Orekhova with under a second remaining that tied it at 70.

 

California missed eight of 11 free throws down the stretch in regulation but went 8 for 10 at the line in overtime.

 

Andrea Smith scored 24 points and Orekhova added 22 to lead South Florida (22-11), which won its first ever NCAA tournament game Saturday.

Associated Press

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