Allen Crabbe scored 10 of his 23 points in the final 4 1/2 minutes and California came back from 15 points down in the second half to beat Southern California 76-68 on Sunday night.
Layshia Clarendon scored 22 points and No. 6 California held off a late Southern California rally to beat the Trojans 72-64 on Sunday.
With Andrew Luck no longer around to match Matt Barkley, the No. 21 Cardinal (2-0) must find a way to slow second-ranked Southern California’s passing game Saturday night in a rematch of last season’s triple-overtime thriller.
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.
Allen Crabbe converted three free throws with 8.4 seconds left as Cal earned a hard-fought 53-49 victory over Southern California on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both schools.
Nnemkadi Ogwumike had 19 points and 15 rebounds, Toni Kokenis added 15 and No. 4 Stanford pulled away over the final 10 minutes to beat Southern California 61-53 Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.
Stanford’s defense preserved its 16-game winning streak by forcing Curtis McNeal’s fumble into the end zone to finish a 56-48 victory over No. 20 Southern California on Saturday night.
After starting the Pac-12 season with back-to-back losses, California has a lot more to worry about than a blowout loss a year ago to Southern California.