USC Drops Third Straight Game, Losing 63-59 To Georgia

Freshman Alexis Moore scored 18 points to lead the Trojans.

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USC Vs. Georgia: Trojans Lose Third Straight, 63-59

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 21 points to lead the Georgia Bulldogs to a 63-59 win over the USC Trojans Saturday night at Galen Center in Los Angeles. It was the third straight loss for the Trojans. The freshman guard for the Bulldogs made seven of his 12 field goal attempts, including four of five shots from beyond the three-point arc.

Trojans' freshman guard Alexis Moore had a career high 18 points, including four three-pointers. His three-pointer with 24.6 second remaining pulled USC to within one point after Caldwell-Pope hit a three-pointer to widen Georgia's lead to four points. Caldwell-Pope answered with a pair of free throws, then Moore threw the ball away when USC had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds.

Aaron Fuller scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Trojans, who outrebounded Georgia 35-23 on the night. But the Bulldogs shot 51.2% from the field, including 59.1% (13 for 22) in the second half. Gerald Robinson added 17 points for Georgia.

Maurice Jones once again played all 40 minutes for the Trojans - he has played 436 of a possible 450 minutes this season - but he struggled from the field, making four of 14 field goals. Jones scored 11 points and dished out six assists. USC shot just 36.4% for the night, and has made just 34.2% of their field goals during their three-game losing streak.

The Trojans next host the TCU Horned Frogs on Monday night at Galen Center.

For more USC hoops news and information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Georgia Game Score: Trojans, Bulldogs Tied 25-25 At Halftime

Maurice Jones scored six points and dished out three assists, and his jumper with 33 seconds remaining in the first half sent the USC Trojans into halftime tied 25-25 with the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday night at Galen Center. USC is looking to snap a two-game losing streak, while the Bulldogs seek to snap a four-game skid.

In many ways the first half was typical USC basketball under Kevin O'Neill. Slow pace, lots of defense, and neither team being able to shoot a lick. USC shot just 32.3% (10 of 31) in the first half, quite similar to the team that shot 33% from the field and averaged 40.5 points in their last two games, both losses.

Georgia was shooting poorly before making three straight shots in a 7-0 to take a brief 25-23 lead. For the half, Georgia shot 42.9% (nine of 21). Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored nine points to lead Georgia. The Trojans outrebounded the Bulldogs 19-13 in the opening 20 minutes.

For more USC hoops news and information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Georgia Basketball: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The USC Trojans look to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday night hosting the Georgia Bulldogs at Galen Center. USC is in the midst of a four-game homestand and is 2-3 in Los Angeles so far this season. Here are the relevant details for Saturday's contest:

Records: USC (4-6); Georgia (4-5)

Location: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California

Time: 7 p.m. PST

TV: Prime Ticket; Steve Physioc is the play-by-play man, with Marques Johnson as analyst and Rebecca Haarlow as sideline reporter

Streaks: USC has lost their last two games, scoring a grand total of just 81 points while shooting just 33% from the field; Georgia has lost their last four games

Series History: These two schools have faced each other just one other time, as Georgia beat USC 77-75 in overtime on December 30, 1972 in the Quaker City Tournament in Philadelphia

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For more USC hoops news and information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Trojans Basketball Looks For Rebound Against Georgia

USC has scored 81 total points in their last two games.

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