9:30 PM ET, March 23, 2009
LOS ANGELES -- A powerful inside duo and a sharp-shooting guard helped California put up NBA-like numbers in taking the school where it's never been before.Ashley Walker scored 20 of her career-high-tying 32 points in the first half, and Cal used its strong inside game to rout Virginia 99-73 Monday night, sending the Golden Bears to the NCAA tournament's final 16 for the first time in school history.
• California denied Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan her 700th career win and clinched its first Sweet 16 in seven tournament appearances.
• The Golden Bears are the third Pac-10 team to reach the Sweet 16, joining Arizona State and Stanford; the conference is 6-0 in the tournament.
• Virginia has failed to reach the Sweet 16 in each of its last six tournament appearances.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-65 (.492)||37-71 (.521)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-10 (.200)||8-23 (.348)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-8 (.875)||17-21 (.810)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||13 (0/0)|