Boyd, No. 8 Cal women beat Northwestern 71-65

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EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Brittany Boyd scored 18 points and Talia Caldwell added 16 as No. 8 California beat Northwestern 71-65 Monday.

Gennifer Brandon's three-point play with 3:04 left put Cal (8-1) ahead for good. The Golden Bears won despite their struggles from the field, shooting 26 for 64 (39.1 percent).

Brandon had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Layshia Clarendon scored 11 for Cal.

Karly Roser scored 16 points and Dannielle Diamant had 15 points and 12 rebounds for Northwestern (6-4). Lauren Douglas added 14 for the Wildcats in their fourth straight loss.