Boyd leads Cal women over Colorado 68-55 in Pac-12 semis

SEATTLE (AP) Brittany Boyd had 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists Saturday as fourth-seeded California beat No. 9 seed Colorado 68-55 in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals.

Reshanda Gray added 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Bears (23-8), who will face No. 3 seed and 19th-ranked Stanford in the championship on Sunday. The teams split the season series, each with road victories.

Boyd's jumper with 3:34 left sparked a 12-4 run to close out the game for the Bears.

The Buffaloes (15-17) trailed by as many as 13 early in the second half but pulled within 56-51 with 5:14 to go.

Colorado opened the game with a 12-3 lead, but Cal outscored the Buffalos 26-11 from there for a six-point lead at the half.

Jen Reese had 16 points and Jasmine Sborov added 11 for Colorado, which knocked off top-seeded and No. 8 Oregon State 68-65 on Saturday.

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