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USC Comes Back To Beat Cal 76-75 In OT

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BERKELEY (CBS/AP) — Ariya Crook scored all 11 points in the last 1:32 of overtime to rally Southern California to a 76-75 victory against California on Saturday night.

Crook’s late offense accounted for all of the Trojans’ points in the extra period and enabled them to rally from a seven-point deficit. She finished with 21 points.

Briana Gilbreath had 24 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three blocks, and Christina Marinacci added 13 rebounds for USC (13-11, 7-6 Pac-12).

Crook, a freshman, culminated her scoring spree with a short jumper with five seconds remaining that gave the Trojans a 76-75 lead. The Golden Bears (18-7, 9-4), who led 72-65 with 1:50 left in OT, had the last shot, but Lindsay Sherbert’s 3-pointer missed.

Gennifer Brandon had 22 points and 17 rebounds and Layshia Clarendon 12 points for California. Clarendon’s 3-pointer with a second remaining in regulation tied the score at 65-all and forced overtime.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed)

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