Southern Cal 66, California 63
Mike Gerrity scored 12 points and hit two 3-pointers in the
final minutes, and Nikola Vucevic made four free throws in the
final 8.9 seconds as Southern California defeated California 66-63
on Thursday night.
Dwight Lewis had 13 points for USC (13-9, 5-5 Pac-10), which
scored 25 consecutive points while holding Cal scoreless for a
10:46 stretch spanning halftime, turning an early 13-point deficit
into a 42-30 lead.
Jerome Randle scored 29 points and rallied the Golden Bears
(14-8, 6-4), who began the night tied with Arizona for the Pac-10
Cal traded the lead with USC in the final minutes, but after
Theo Robertson missed a potential tying free throw with 10 seconds
left, Vucevic kept the Trojans ahead.