Pac-12: 5 Bruins score in double digits as UCLA pays back Trojans

2013-02-25T00:00:00Z Pac-12: 5 Bruins score in double digits as UCLA pays back TrojansThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 25, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LOS ANGELES - UCLA coach Ben Howland said it was depressing watching the game film of his team's overtime loss to USC from the team's first matchup on Jan. 30.

Bruins senior guard Larry Drew II remarked that he wanted to "kill" the Trojans after that loss on the UCLA's home floor, and revenge was on the Bruins' mind in the days leading up to their second meeting.

Fueled by those emotions, UCLA jumped out to a huge lead early and never trailed in a 75-59 victory over Southern California on Sunday, and moved within a half-game of Pac-12 co-leaders No. 12 Arizona and No. 23 Oregon.

"We were looking for payback," Drew II said. "We wanted to go out there and make a statement with this game. There was a lot of emotion with this game. . It was much different today than last time."

Five different players scored in double figures for UCLA (20-7, 10-4 Pac-12). Jordan Adams scored a game-high 20 points, Drew II, Kyle Anderson and Shabazz Muhammad all scored 11 points, and David Wear had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins, who shot 47.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range.

"I love seeing five guys in double figures," Howland said. "When we have that kind of balance, that's when we've had our best games and our best teams over the years."

UCLA made eight of its first 10 shots and raced to a 19-6 lead just over 5 minutes into the game. The Bruins kept up that dominance and held a 47-26 lead at halftime, and led by as many as 25 points.

J.T. Terrell led USC (12-15, 7-7) with 17 points, including 14 in the second half to lead a late Trojans charge.

"We struggled offensively early and dug ourselves a big hole, and we couldn't get out of it," Trojans interim head coach Bob Cantu said. "Transition defense, we struggled a bit with that, and we didn't defend the perimeter."

Saturday's late game

• Washington 68, Arizona St. 59: In Tempe, Scott Suggs scored 16 points and hit a three-pointer with 34 seconds left, helping Washington hold off Arizona State.

Washington (15-13, 7-8 Pac-12) led by 12 midway through the second half and nearly blew it all, allowing ASU to pull within one. Abdul Gaddy, who had 13 points, hit a big jumper and Suggs followed with his three-pointer to keep ASU from a comeback in its seniors' final home game.


• No. 4 Stanford 74, Oregon 50: In Stanford, Calif., Chiney Ogwumike scored 27 points, grabbed a school-record 24 rebounds and set a Stanford career mark with her 52nd double-double Sunday, leading the Cardinal (26-2, 15-1).

• No. 6 California 58, Oregon State 56: In Berkeley, Calif., Layshia Clarendon scored 26 points and Cal (25-2, 15-1) rallied from 17 down in the first half.

• No. 17 UCLA 63, USC 58: In Los Angeles, Nirra Fields and Thea Lemberger each scored 12 points for the Bruins (21-6, 12-4).

• No. 20 Colorado 68, Washington 61: In Boulder, Colo., Arielle Roberson scored 16 points and senior Chucky Jeffery grabbed 13 rebounds in her final regular-season home game as the Buffaloes (22-5, 11-5) won.

• Utah 59, Washington St. 47: In Salt Lake City, Taryn Wicijowski had 22 points and nine rebounds as the Utes (16-11, 7-9) won.

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