BERKELEY, Calif. – Ariya Crook scored a career-high 34 points to lead USC to a 77-70 victory at No. 19 California in Pac-12 women’s basketball on Friday night.
USC took the lead for good at 68-66 on Cassie Harberts’ jumper with 3:58 to play.
The Women of Troy (14-6 overall, 7-1 Pac-12) held the Golden Bears scoreless for the next 3½ minutes while Crook made a jumper and two free throws to extend the lead to 72-66 with 25 seconds to play.
Crook made 11 of 22 shots. Harberts added 15 points and 10 rebounds.
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