Cal disappointed, but not devastated

Despite loss, Golden Bears can focus on season's successes

Originally Published: April 1, 2013
By Michelle Smith | espnW

NEW ORLEANS -- It was all there on paper for Lindsay Gottlieb and her Cal Golden Bears. The old adage that the stat sheet doesn't tell the story didn't apply.

Every shortcoming, every mistake, every single way in which Cal lost its 10-point halftime lead and an extraordinary chance to play for the national title was typed, printed, copied and distributed in the box score.

The 19 turnovers. The Bears' 1-for-7 effort from the free-throw line. The 9-for-30 shooting ...

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