San Diego St. 56, Southern Cal 54

Xavier Thames scored 12 points, including the game-winning

basket with 1.8 seconds remaining, to give San Diego State a 56-54

victory over USC on Thursday night.

Maurice Jones banked in a long three-pointer to tie the game at

54-54 with 6.8 seconds to go.

Thames took the inbounds pass and dribbled the length of the

floor to score on a layup.

Jamaal Franklin scored 14 points to lead San Diego State (4-1),

which played its fifth game in seven days.

Jones led USC (1-2) with 15 points, and Garrett Jackson added

13.