LOS ANGELES - UCLA coach Nikki Caldwell may have figured out the magic formula to upsetting No. 2 Stanford.
"Jayne Appel needs to be a little sick, under the weather and (Kayla) Pedersen maybe misses the bus," Caldwell quipped. "No, I'm just kidding.
"We've measured up with them and competed. We just have to do it for 40 minutes."
The Bruins will get that chance after advancing to the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament with a gritty 62-56 victory against Oregon State in the quarterfinals on Friday night.
Atonye Nyingifa had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Bruins rallied from a nine-point deficit in the second half for the win.
Darxia Morris and Doreena Campbell had 10 points each for the fourth-seeded Bruins (19-11), who will play the top-seeded Cardinal in a semifinal on Saturday. The Cardinal beat ninth-seeded Arizona 77-46 and has won four of the last five conference tournament championships.
Brittney Davis led the fifth-seeded Beavers (19-11) with 22 points and Talisa Rhea added 11.
Rebekah Gardner's 3-pointer with 5:51 left gave UCLA a 46-45 lead, its first since going up 8-5.