The California Golden Bears struggled for an entire half against the USC Trojans, particularly when Harper Kamp went to the bench early on with two fouls. The bottom-dwelling USC managed to stay within shooting range of Cal for most of the first half, only falling behind by six at halftime.
When Kamp got back on the court, Cal rolled.
Allen Crabbe put in 19 points on 8 of 12 shooting, Kamp added in 18 points, and David Kravish had an incredible 18 rebounds, most of them coming with Kamp in foul trouble. Cal exploded on a huge run after USC cut the lead to two and led in the 20s for most of the remainder of the game.
Maurice Jones had 17 points to lead USC and Byron Wesley chipped in 11, but the rest of the Trojans other than Jones were held to 13 of 49 shooting. With Washington's loss to Oregon, Cal moves back to first place in the Pac-12 and has a chance to sweep the LA schools for the first time in forever.
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