Isaiah Mobley hit a key jumper with 1:56 remaining and his freshman brother Evan Mobley (25 points) added a late-minute hoop and two free throws Saturday night, helping Southern Cal hold off California, 76-68, in Berkeley, Calif.
The Mobleys combined for 32 points and 18 rebounds for the Trojans (12-3, 6-2 Pac-12), who completed a long week on the road in which they suffered a 58-56 loss at Oregon State on Tuesday and had a game postponed at Stanford on Thursday because of a false positive COVID-19 test.
Grant Anticevich and Joel Brown had 15 points apiece for Cal (7-10, 2-8), who welcomed back star Matt Bradley from a five-game absence due to an ankle injury. He contributed 11 points off the bench.
USC led 35-34 at halftime before the teams played teeter-totter for the first 12 minutes of the second half, during which there were 16 lead changes and two ties.
Bradley produced the last tie at 59-all with 8:02 to go. But Ethan Anderson countered immediately with a jumper that gave the Trojans the lead for good.
Isaiah Mobley’s big hoop came more than a minute later after both teams had failed on scoring opportunities.
After Cal missed its next two shots, Evan Mobley grabbed an offensive rebound and dropped in a game-clinching layup for a 72-66 lead with just 35 seconds left.