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

lead.

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.