Allen Crabbe scored 27 points and made 9-12 shots. USC shot 44 percent on free throws (8-18) while Cal was 21-26 (81 percent). That was the game. So was shooting 2 for 11 on 3-pointers.
USC committed only seven turnovers. Eric Wise led the Trojans with 14 points and five rebounds.
“We have to regroup and go on the road and play great defensive basketball,” USC coach Kevin O’Neill said.