Coach Andy Landers and the Lady Bulldogs came close but were unable to stop a ferocious Cal Bears come from behind 65-62 overtime win in the NCAA Elite Eight.
Two nights after knocking off the first top seed in the tournament, Stanford, Georgia nearly sent home a second higher PAC-12 team in the Spokane Region.
Georgia took a 26-21 lead into the locker room at halftime and led 48-39 with just under seven minutes to play. Cal stormed back taking a 52-50 lead with senior Jasmine James on the bench after fouling out. Anne Marie Armstrong put back a miss by Tiaria Griffin with seconds to play to force OT.
Khaalidah Miller opened overtime with a triple. Cal answered with 9 straight before Shacobia Barbee hit a pair of free throws with a minute to play.
Barbee led Georgia with 14 points and 10 rebounds while James added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Armstrong scored 12 in her final game for Georgia.
Awaiting the Bears in New Orleans will be the winner of the No. 2 Tennessee and No. 5 Louisville game which takes place Tuesday night. Louisville knocked off top overall seed Baylor on Sunday. No. 1 UConn punched their ticket to New Orleans with a 83-53 victory over No. 2 Kentucky in the Bridgeport Region. No. 1 Notre Dame faces No. 2 Duke in the other Tuesday night matchup.