The Oregon Ducks came back from a nine-point deficit with two minutes left in regulation, but the No. 23 Cal Golden Bears got the ship righted in overtime for a 101-98 victory Sunday afternoon at Haas Pavilion.
Brittany Boyd hit a running layup to give the Golden Bears (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12 Conference) a 98-96 lead with 43 seconds remaining in overtime and then made 3-of-4 from the foul line in the final 20 seconds to seal the win.
The Ducks (9-4, 0-2) led 42-38 at the half and got up by as many as six before Cal began to pull away. The Golden Bears led 74-63 with 7:18 to go and were up 87-78 with two minutes left before Oregon closed with a flourish to force overtime.
Reshanda Gray scored 33 points and had 13 rebounds for the Golden Bears before fouling out in overtime. Boyd had 17 points, nine assists and four steals, Courtney Range went for 12 points and 13 boards, Mikayla Lyles scored 12 points and Afure Jemerigbe finished with 10 points and two blocked shots.
Chrishae Rowe had 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Ducks, but it was on 10-for-32 shooting. Jillian Alleyne finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, Ariel Thomas notched 21 points and seven assists and Lexi Peterson tossed in 20 points.
Oregon was 40-for-101 (39.6 percent) overall, 8-for-28 (28.6 percent) from 3-point range and 10-for-14 (71.4 percent) from the free-throw line.
Cal was 38-for-79 (48.1 percent), 6-for-12 (50 percent) and 19-for-30 (63.3 percent).
The Golden Bears hauled down 61 rebounds to 46 for the Ducks, but committed 26 turnovers against the up-tempo Oregon team, which only had 12 giveaways.
Cal hits the road for the first time in conference play next week, visiting No. 12 Colorado on Friday for a 7 p.m. Pacific tipoff.