LOS ANGELES -- Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 18 California past USC 76-67 on Sunday.
The Bears opened the second half with a 15-2 run, with Gray scoring the first eight points, to take a 49-32 lead with 16:00 to play. The Trojans would only get as close as eight points the rest of the way.
Gray scored 14 points in the second half and finished 10 of 14 from the floor. Afure Jemerigbe added 16 points for California (20-7, 12-4 Pac-12), which has won six in a row and has a one game lead over Arizona State for second place in the standings.
Cassie Harberts scored 18 points to lead USC (16-12, 9-7). Kiki Alofaituli and Ariya Crook each added 10 points for the Trojans, who have lost three straight.
espnW's Mechelle Voepel says it is alarming that women's basketball stands alone in the latest Notice of Allegations that North Carolina received from the NCAA and explains how the notice has impacted the Tar Heels' recruiting.