Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Allen Crabbe had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Justin Cobbs added 22 points and California came back from 15 points down in the second half to beat Southern California 76-68 on Sunday night.
Harper Kamp scored 19 points, Allen Crabbe had 18 and California cruised to a 75-49 victory over Southern California on Thursday night.
Mike Montgomery returned to the bench three-plus weeks after undergoing surgery for bladder cancer and coached No. 24 California to a 77-56 season-opening victory over UC Irvine and former assistant Russell Turner on Friday night.
Allen Crabbe is already beginning to attract opponents’ top defenders. On Sunday night, that was Washington star Justin Holiday.