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BERKELEY, Calif. -- His injured toe no longer a concern, Californias Ivan Rabb is proving that his decision to put off the NBA for at least one year was a good one.The Golden Bears are certainly glad he stayed.Rabb scored five of his career-high 25 points in overtime and California held on to beat Louisiana Tech 68-59 on Wednesday night.All of Rabbs points in overtime came on free throws after the Golden Bears didnt go to the line at all in the second half. Rabb shot 9 of 12 and added a season-high 13 rebounds for his fourth consecutive double-double after missing two games with a toe injury.Were feeding him, California center Kingsley Okoroh said. Last year we didnt look for him as much. This year we need him to score, we need him to step up. Hes doing well what needs to be done.California made only one basket in overtime -- Grant Mullins 3-pointer -- but went 8 of 12 on free throws while holding Louisiana Tech to two points.Rabb led the way in overtime but also gave the Bears a lift with 16 points in the first half. That was an emphasis after he got off to sluggish starts in the previous three games.My goal today was to put two halves together because every game it seemed like its just been one half, Rabb said. I wasnt thinking too much. I was just letting the game come to me and I think that really benefited us as a whole.Kingsley Okoroh had nine points, 12 rebounds and matched his career-high with five blocks as California (5-1) extended its winning streak at Haas Pavilion to 24 -- two shy off the school record and tied with Virginia for the sixth-longest active streak in the nation. Charlie Moore added 19 points.Erik McCree had 11 points and 11 rebounds for Louisiana Tech (3-3) after going scoreless in the first half. Derric Jean added 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists.We were right up there until the very end, Bulldogs coach Eric Konkol said. We need to build on this so we arent in the same situation again.California fed off Rabbs fast start and held a nine-point lead with 2:13 left in the first half before Louisiana Tech scored seven straight to pull within 31-29 at halftime.I thought it would be, I didnt think it would be that tough, Bears coach Cuonzo Martin said. They really made us work for shots. (Rabb) did a good job of staying aggressive, staying active, staying locked in.BIG PICTURELouisiana Tech: The Bulldogs showed some grit in taking the game to overtime after it looked like they were on the verge of being blown out early. Shooting 18 of 66 (27.3 percent) wont make it an easy pill to swallow, either. The good news is that the big three -- McCree, Jacobi Boykins and Jean -- continue to get to the basket fairly easily. The bad news is that redshirt senior Qiydar Davis might have suffered a season-ending knee injury.California: This is one that Martin cant be completely pleased with. The offense ran smoothly as long as Rabb was on the court but Cal went stagnant whenever he was on the bench. Rabbs performance is a good sign for the Bears because hell be spending additional time in the post now that backup center Kameron Rooks is out for at least a month following arthroscopic surgery on his left knee earlier Wednesday. Okoroh will get extended minutes, too, until Rooks returns.DAVIS DONE AGAIN?Davis season is in doubt after the redshirt senior appeared to injure his right knee early in the second half. 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