BERKELEY Allen Crabbe had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Justin Cobbs scored 22 points, and Cal overcame a 15-point deficit in the second half to beat USC 76-68 Sunday night.
Crabbe, the Pacific-12 Conference's leading scorer, got into a heated exchange with Cal coach Mike Montgomery early in the second half. But he regained his composure and rallied the Bears (16-9, 8-5) to their third straight victory.
Crabbe scored 10 points over the final 4 1/2 minutes as Cal ended the game with a 25-7 run.
The Trojans (12-14, 7-6) made only two shots in the last six minutes.
Montgomery appeared to yell at Crabbe during a timeout with 16:31 remaining, then shoved him in the chest with both hands. An angry Crabbe had to be restrained, and Cobbs pushed him off the court into a nearby tunnel.
Crabbe didn't re-emerge until after the game had resumed. He took a spot on the end of the bench until Montgomery put him back in.
No. 9 Arizona 68, Utah 64 in Salt Lake City The Wildcats (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12) blew a 13-point second-half lead but recovered to defeat the Utes (11-14, 3-10) and end a two-game skid.
Mark Lyons led Arizona with 18 points, including nine of his team's final 15.
No. 3 Miami 45, Clemson 43 in Clemson, S.C. Kenny Kadji made the go-ahead three-pointer with 36 seconds left, and the Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) withstood the Tigers (13-12, 5-8).
Miami trailed 42-38 with two minutes left before Rion Brown converted a three-point play and Kadji struck from long range to put the Hurricanes ahead.
Clemson's Rod Hall missed a layup with one second left.
No. 4 Michigan 79, Penn State 71 in Ann Arbor, Mich. Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points, and Glenn Robinson III matched his career high with 21 to help the Wolverines (22-4, 9-4 Big Ten Conference) get past the Nittany Lions (8-17, 0-13).
No. 20 Wisconsin 71, No. 13 Ohio State 49 in Madison, Wis. The Badgers (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) shot a season-high 52.7 percent in a romp over the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5).
No. 4 Stanford 68, No. 15 UCLA 57 in Los Angeles Chiney Ogwumike had another big game against a ranked opponent, scoring 26 points to lead the Cardinal (24-2, 13-1 Pac-12) over the Bruins (19-6, 10-4).
Ogwumike also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots in Stanford's 10th consecutive win.
In 10 games against ranked teams this season, Ogwumike is averaging 21.3 points and 11.3 rebounds and shooting 53.5 percent.
No. 6 Cal 72, USC 64 in Los Angeles Layshia Clarendon had 22 points to help the Bears (23-2, 13-1) stay tied with Stanford for the Pac-12 lead.
Cal, which leads the nation in scoring (71.9 points per game), improved to 16-0 when scoring 70 or more points.
The Bears won their 11th consecutive game and handed the Trojans (8-17, 5-9) their sixth straight loss.
No. 5 Duke 81, Wake Forest 70 in Durham, N.C. The Blue Devils (24-1, 14-0 Atlantic Coast) struggled to put away the Demon Deacons (11-15, 4-10) after losing Chelsea Gray to a dislocated right knee that will sideline her at least for the rest of the regular season.