Southern Cal 68, UCLA 64
Dwight Lewis scored 23 points and Southern Cal swept the season
series from UCLA with a 68-64 victory Sunday night.
It was the first time since 2004 and only the sixth time in the
last 50 years that the Trojans (15-9, 7-5 Pac-10) won both regular
Reserve Donte Smith matched his career-high with 12 points for
USC, which has won three straight and beat UCLA (11-13, 6-6) for
the first time in the Galen Center, which opened in 2006.
Four players scored in double digits for the Bruins, led by
Michael Roll with 21. Malcolm Lee had 13 points and eight rebounds,
and Nikola Dragovic added 12 points.
After Reeves Nelson made a layup to cut USC’s lead to 49-47 with
just under 9 minutes to play, the Trojans scored seven straight
points to pull away for good.