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Cal 'started from the bottom', headed to the Final Four

Video for the California Golden Bears' song "Started From The Bottom" released prior to the Sweet 16, but no less relevant as they head to the program's first-ever Final Four.

What can you say about this California Golden Bears team's journey except wow?

norcalnick of SB Nation's California Golden Blogs concisely summed up how this game fit neatly into this team's season narrative.

The game was played at Georgia's pace. The Bears couldn't hit shots. Free throws weren't falling. I doubt it was Lindsay Gottlieb's idealized version of Cal Basketball. But special teams rise above it. This team has done so all year long.

I don't know what the ultimate legacy of this team will be. But that should be a part of it. One thing I can guarantee is that for the rest of their lives, they will carry an obvious legacy: a spot in the Final Four.

If the win over the Georgia Bulldogs wasn't a fitting way for this team to be the first non-Stanford Pac-12 participant in the Final Four in 27 years, I'm not sure what is.

For more on Cal, check out CGB's women's basketball section. For more on Cal's path through the tournament, check out our Spokane region storystream.