Published April 02, 2013
SPOKANE, Wash. – Layshia Clarendon was smiling when California was trailing, was smiling when leading the Golden Bears rally, and couldn't wipe the smile from her face after leading her team to its first Final Four.
Thanks largely to Clarendon's clutch play, that smile will be on display on the biggest stage in women's college basketball. Whether it was a big shot, a needed rebound or a defensive stop, Clarendon did it all when the Golden Bears won the Spokane Regional with a 65-62 overtime victory over Georgia late Monday night.
The victory will be remembered as one of the better performances of Clarendon's career.