Southern California beats UCLA 89-75 on road
LOS ANGELES (AP) Jordan McLaughlin scored 23 points, hitting five 3-pointers, and Southern California defeated UCLA 89-75 Wednesday night to end a six-game skid against its crosstown rival.
Chimezie Metu added a career-high 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting and Katin Reinhardt had 14 points for the Trojans (15-3, 4-1 Pac-12), who are off to their best start in league play since going 5-0 to open the 2001-02 season.
Tony Parker had 27 points and 12 rebounds for UCLA (11-7, 2-3). Thomas Welsh added 16 points and Isaac Hamilton had 10 rebounds for the Bruins, whose 12-game home league winning streak was snapped. Bryce Alford, who was averaging 17.4 points, was held to nine after being named Pac-12 player of the week.
The Bruins trailed by 21 points early in the second half when they ran off 11 in a row to close to 58-48.
Julian Jacobs scored six of USC's next 10 points to push the team's lead to 68-53.