BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - California kept alive its slim NCAA tournament hopes with a 66-65 win over Colorado yesterday. The Golden Bears scored seven points in overtime, all on free throws. California ends the regular season in a five-way tie for third place in the Pac-12. The Bears will be the fourth seed in the conference tournament beginning Thursday in Las Vegas.
SEATTLE (AP) - Cassie Harberts scored 10 straight points for USC in the final three minutes, and the Trojans held on in the closing seconds to upset No. 4 Stanford 72-68 in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals yesterday. USC will play for the championship and an automatic NCAA tournament bid tonight against either Oregon State or Washington State. It will be the first time since the tournament's inception in 2002 that Stanford will not play in the championship game.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Backed by early two-run homers from Brad Miller and Michael Saunders, a Seattle Mariners split squad to an 18-3 rout of the San Francisco Giants yesterday. The Mariners scored four times in the first on the homers by Miller and Saunders. Seattle added five more runs in the third, helped by a pair of Giants errors.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Paul Maholm pitched three steady innings and Mike Baxter went 2 for 2 with two RBIs for a split squad of Los Angeles Dodgers in their 5-5 tie with the Texas Rangers yesterday. The game was halted after nine innings. Adrian Gonzalez walked with the bases loaded for the Dodgers.
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