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Berkeley Basketball Team Leaves for Final Four

By Dan McMenamin
Thursday April 04, 2013 - 08:28:00 PM

The University of California at Berkeley women's basketball team left yesterday for its first NCAA Tournament Final Four trip in the school's history. 

UC Berkeley gave the team a send-off party at Haas Pavilion at 10:30 a.m. yesterday with performances by the school band and spirit squads, and a speech by head coach Lindsay Gottlieb. 

The No. 2-seeded Golden Bears then departed from Oakland International Airport at 12:30 p.m. for New Orleans, where they will play the No. 5 University of Louisville in the Final Four game on Sunday. 

Cal advanced to its first Final Four with a 65-62 overtime victory on Monday over the University of Georgia, which upset No. 1 Stanford University last weekend. 

The Golden Bears' game on Sunday is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. PDT and will be broadcast live on ESPN.