USC Vs. Utah: Trojans Snap Losing Streak With Blowout Win

Maurice Jones and Garrett Jackson each scored 16 points for the Trojans in the win.

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Pac-12 College Basketball Standings: Washington Huskies Surge Into Conference Lead With Win At Arizona

The UCLA Bruins concluded the first half of their Pac-12 Conference college basketball schedule with a home sweep of the Utah Utes and Colorado Buffaloes, improving their conference record to 5-4 and into a sixth place tie with the Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats welcomed the ESPN Gameday crew to Tucson on Saturday, then suffered a tough two-point loss to the Washington Huskies, who surged into the conference lead with their third consecutive victory.

Whether or not the Huskies remain alone atop the Pac-12 depends on a pair of Sunday contests. Both 6-2 teams, the Oregon Ducks and Cal Bears, host their rivals on Sunday, with Oregon hosting the Oregon State Beavers and Cal hosting the Stanford Cardinal.

Pac-12 Conference Basketball Standings
Team Conf. Overall This Week Next Week
Washington 7-2 14-7 2-0 UCLA, USC
California 6-2 16-5 0-0 Arizona, ASU
Oregon 6-2 15-5 0-0 at Utah, at Colorado
Colorado 6-3 14-7 1-1 OSU, Oregon
Stanford 5-3 15-5 0-0 ASU, Arizona
UCLA 5-4 12-9 2-0 at Washington, at WSU
Arizona 5-4 14-8 1-1 at Cal, at Stanford
Oregon State 3-5 13-7 0-0 at Colorado, at Utah
Arizona State 3-6 7-14 1-1 at Stanford, at Cal
Washington State 3-6 11-10 0-2 USC, UCLA
Utah 2-7 5-16 0-2 Oregon, OSU
USC 1-8 6-16 1-1 at WSU, at Washington
Through games of January 28

Washington hosts both Los Angeles schools next weekend, as UCLA and the USC Trojans look to reverse a trend from the first half of the conference season. UCLA is just 1-4 on the road in the Pac-12 while USC is 0-4 away from home in conference play.

For more local Pac-12 basketball news, be sure to read Bruins Nation and Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Utah Final Score: Trojans End Nine-Game Losing Streak With 62-45 Win

The USC Trojans finally got the monkey off their back on Saturday night at Galen Center, picking up their first Pac-12 victory of the season, a 62-45 win over the Utah Utes. The win snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Trojans, who were off to their worst start in Pac-12 Conference play since beginning the 1988-1989 season 0-12.

Garrett Jackson and Maurice Jones each led USC (6-16, 1-8) with 16 points. Byron Wesley added nine points and seven assists for the Trojans, who led by as many as 22 points in the second half. The Trojans got off to a 16-4 start in the first half and never looked back. USC shot 48% from the field, and committed only seven turnovers.

Dijon Farr had 12 points and eight rebounds to lead Utah (5-16, 2-7), who fell to 0-9 on the road this season, their first campaign in the Pac-12.

USC opens up the second half of their Pac-12 schedule with a weekend trip to the Pacific Northwest, beginning with a road battle Thursday night at Washington State.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Utah Game Score: Trojans Dominating At Halftime, 32-14

The USC Trojans came into Saturday night losers of nine straight games and 12 of their last 13, limited to just six scholarship players on the active roster. Enter the Utah Utes, who came into the game somehow a 12-point underdog to the undermanned Trojans, and showed why in the first half, as USC took a 32-14 lead into halftime at Galen Center.

USC opened the game on a 16-4 run through just over 10 minutes. Greg Allen, starting his fifth game of the season, hit two three-pointers en route to six first-half points. Garrett Jackson scored nine points to lead the Trojans, who shot 48.1% (13 for 27) from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

The Trojans have averaged just 50.7 points per game during their nine-game losing streak, and are on pace Saturday for 64 points, a number they have only reached three times this season.

Chris Hines scored five points to lead Utah, who shot just 22.7% (five for 22) in the first half.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Utah Odds: Depleted, Slumping Trojans Somehow Favored By 12 Points

The USC Trojans host the Utah Utes Saturday night in a battle of the two worst teams in the Pac-12 Conference. This is the first meeting between the two teams as conference foes, and the first time they have played since December 2, 2000, a 65-60 win for the Trojans.

Saturday night's 8 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket, with Paul Sunderland on play-by-play and former USC point guard Brandon Granville provided color commentary, with Amy Bender reporting from the sideline.

USC (5-16, 0-8) has been in free fall mode, losing their last nine games and 12 of their last 13 contests, and are down to just six scholarship players on the active roster. The latest injury is a torn MCL in the left knee of center Dewayne Dedmon, who suffered the season-ending injury Thursday against Colorado.

Yet the Trojans are somehow favored by a whopping 12 points over Utah (5-15, 2-6). The Utes are ranked No. 309 out of 345 Division I teams in the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings, ranked No. 298 by the Sagarin ratings, and ranked No. 254 by NCAA RPI. USC is rated No. 192, No. 173, and No. 192 respectively in those rankings.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Center Dewayne Dedmon Out For Season With Knee Injury

To say the 2011-2012 college basketball season has been disastrous for the USC Trojans would be an understatement. USC, losers of nine straight games and 13 of their last 14 contests, got more bad news on Friday, as center Dewayne Dedmon is out for the season with a torn MCL in his left knee, confirmed by assistant coach Bob Cantu.

Dedmon injured the knee Thursday night in the Trojans' 74-50 loss to the Colorado Buffaloes, and left after just four minutes of play. An MRI Friday morning confirmed the bad news. Dedmon is the fifth USC to suffer a season ending injury this season, joining Aaron Fuller, Jio Fontan, Evan Smith, and Curtis Washington. The Trojans are down to an astonishing six scholarship players on the active roster.

Dedmon, the 7-footer who gave USC their only semblance of an inside threat, averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 20 games this season. USC (5-16, 0-8) hosts Utah (5-15, 2-6) on Saturday night at Galen Center in a battle of the worst two teams in the Pac-12 Conference.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Colorado Final Score: Trojans Lose 74-50, Dewayne Dedmon Hurt

The 2011-2012 basketball season for the USC Trojans is beginning to resemble the Poseidon Adventure. The Trojans lost 74-50 at home to the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday night at Galen Center, the ninth straight loss for USC. But the bigger news was that center Dewayne Dedmon left after just four minutes with a left knee injury, the latest in a long line of injuries this season for the Trojans.

USC has already lost four players to season-ending injuries this year, in Aaron Fuller, Jio Fontan, Evan Smith, and Curtis Washington. Dedmon, the very raw 7-foot center averaging 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds this season, will have an MRI on his left knee on Friday. USC began play Thursday night with just seven scholarship players on the active roster, including Dedmon.

The Trojans (5-16, 0-8) shot just 32.2% on the night, including five for 25 from three-point range. Maurice Jones led USC with 13 points, though he made just four of his 15 field goal attempts and is shooting just 34.4% on the season. Byron Wesley scored 12, the only other Trojan to score in double figures.

Colorado (14-6, 6-2) had five players score in double figures, and led by as many as 29 points in the second half. The Buffaloes outscored the Trojans 30-18 in the paint. Colorado was led in scoring by a trio of players: Andre Roberson had 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Carlon Brown and Askia Booker each had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Colorado had 51 rebounds compared to just 24 for USC. The Trojans look to snap their nine-game losing streak on Saturday night against the Utah Utes in a battle of the two worst teams in the Pac-12.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.

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USC Vs. Colorado: Trojans In Search Of First Pac-12 Win

USC is 3-2 all-time against Colorado, with their last meeting all the way back on December 20, 1975, a 94-72 win for the Trojans.

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