Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Nikola Vucevic netted 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the USC Trojans over the Oregon State Beavers, 67-56, in a Pac-10 Conference showdown at the Galen Center. Donte Smith added 13 points for the Trojans (13-11, 5-6 Pac-10). The Beavers (9-14, 4-8) were paced by Jared Cunningham's 11 points, while Omari Johnson came off the bench to grab 10 rebounds.
USC hit 4-of-9 first half three-pointers, en route to a 37-23 lead at the break. The Trojans then converted 10-of-12 free throw attempts over the final 20 minutes to hold on for the win. Oregon State hit just 1-of-11 three-pointers on the night.
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