Cobbs had been mired in a 4-for-20 skid before going 8-of-10 from the floor against the Trojans. The Golden Bears’ point guard made his final five shots and added seven assists while helping Cal (18-9, 9-5 Pac-12 Conference) split the season-series with their inter-state rivals.
Ricky Kreklow had 12 points off the bench while Bird and Tyrone Wallace scored 10 points apiece for the Bears.
Pe’Shon Howard scored 17 points for the Trojans (10-17, 1-13), who have lost eight straight.
Cobbs made it through the game despite a pair of hard collisions with USC players. Both times, Cobbs lay prone on the court momentarily before getting up and hobbling off.
No. 5 Stanford 65, UCLA 56
Chiney Ogwumike scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds to help No. 5 Stanford beat UCLA 65-56. Ogwumike also had five blocks and four steals while Mikaela Ruef had seven points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinal (26-2, 15-1) clinched its 14th straight Pac-12 Conference regular season title outright. It had already clinched the top seed for the Pac-12 Tournament.
No. 18 CAL 76, USC 67
Reshanda Gray scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead No. 18 California past USC 76-67. 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.