Southern California women upset No. 15 UCLA 71-68

BY foxsports • January 11, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) Temi Fagbenle scored 20 points and grabbed 15 rebounds and Southern California held on in the closing minutes to defeat No. 15 UCLA 71-68 on Sunday night.

Kristen Simon had 14 points with 11 rebounds and Sadie Edwards added 13 points for the Trojans (14-2, 2-2 Pac-12 Conference), who beat the Bruins for only the fifth time in 14 meetings.

Jordin Canada scored 26 points to lead UCLA (11-4, 3-1), which lost its first conference game and snapped a four-game winning streak. Nirra Fields added 13 points.

Fagbenle scored nine points in an 11-2 run that pushed the Trojans to their biggest lead, 59-45 with 5:14 remaining.

The Bruins outscored the Trojans 13-5 in the closing minutes, pulling to 63-58 on Canada's jumper with 1:43 left. Jordan Adams made six consecutive free throws over the final 1:17, and Simon added two more with 18 seconds to help seal it for Southern California.

The Trojans held Canada, Fields and Monique Billings to 16-of-51 shooting and 44 points. The trio combined to make 25 of 44 shots and score 64 points in the Bruins' victory against the Trojans on Dec. 30 at Pauley Pavilion.

UCLA swept the Trojans in 2014-15, winning 59-52 at the Galen Center and 71-60 at Pauley Pavilion.


UCLA: The Bruins went ice cold after taking a 14-11 lead with 2:30 left in the first quarter, making just 3 of their next 24 shots. The icy touch lasted early into the third quarter, and included 12 consecutive missed shots in quarters one and two. ... Kari Korver extended her consecutive game streak with a 3-pointer to 26 with two 3s in the closing minutes. ... Monique Billings scored five points on 2-of-8 shooting from the field.

Southern California: Jordan Adams scored 13 points in her return after missing four games with a foot injury.


UCLA: At Washington on Friday night.

Southern California: At Washington State on Friday night.

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