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Buffaloes Fall To Bears 75-59

Brittany Boyd takes over game for Cal

Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado failed to get in an offensive rhythm in a 75-59 defeat to the California Golden Bears. Cal's frenetic tempo caused the Buffs problems all night as they turned the ball over 23 times.

"Most of it was of off turnovers.  I think they (Cal) caused half of them, and half of them were ours," said Coach Linda Lappe about Cal's fast-break offense.

The Buffaloes managed to hang in the game until the second half when Cal's Brittany Boyd decided to take control of the game.  Boyd terrorized CU both on the offensive and defensive end and finished with a stuffed stat line of 19 points, 14 rebounds, seven steals and six assists.

Colorado's guards struggled offensively against Boyd and her fellow backcourt, but Colorado was more successful in the post.  Jamee Swan led the team in points with 21 and Jen Reese added 15.

"I'm pretty disappointed in this one, but we get to regroup and get back at it," said Linda Lappe.

The loss drops CU to 0-2 in Pac-12 conference play, and Lappe's team will look to right the ship at home against the USC Trojans on January 9.