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No. 2 Stanford beats Cal 77-62 for Pac-12 crown

By Beth Harris

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, March 10 2012 2:50 p.m. MST

LOS ANGELES — Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 29 points, Chiney Ogwumike added 17 and No. 2 Stanford rolled to the Pac-12 tournament title with a 77-62 victory over California on Saturday, extending the Cardinal's winning streak to a school-record 28 games.

The Cardinal (31-1) won their ninth tourney title while improving to 30-2 in the event that began in 2002. It was their 78th consecutive victory against a Pac-12 opponent.

Layshia Clarendon scored 20 points and freshman Brittany Boyd added 13 for the senior-less Golden Bears (24-9), making just their second appearance in the final. They were the only team to force overtime against Stanford in the regular season, but couldn't get untracked against the dominance of the Ogwumike sisters in the Battle of the Bay south edition.

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