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Women’s Final Four brings Big Easy more big games
“It would be unbelievable to get to the Final Four no matter where it was held, but I think in particular our entire team has embraced the fact that it’s in an incredible city with so much culture, celebration and things to look forward to,” Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb said Friday.
Each school’s trip from the airport to their downtown hotels on Thursday night included stops at Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are built and stored, for team photos.
Cal center Talia Caldwell took pictures of floats adorned by sculptures of Ray Lewis, Michael Jackson and Jimmy Hendrix. Golden Bears guard Layshia Clarendon said she spent so much time raving about beignets (small, square french doughnuts) that the team’s director of operations added popular French Quarter spot Cafe du Monde to the itinerary.
“Oh my god _ New Orleans _ we’re going to eat so good on this trip,” Clarendon said. “I’m excited, because we know we’re going to play hard. The basketball part of it, it’s ingrained, it’s who we are, we’re going to do that, we’re going to take care of it, so we’re really excited to take part in the festivities.”
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