The teams with the best and worst records in the Pac-12 Conference got together on Saturday night and the results were as expected, as the USC Trojans got blasted by the Washington Huskies 69-41 at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. The loss was the 14th in the last 16 games for the Trojans (6-18, 1-10), who are 0-6 on the road in Pac-12 play this season.
USC was able to slow the game down to their pace for roughly three quarters of the game, as they were reasonably close to the Huskies, down 44-33 with 9:50 remaining. But Washington (16-7, 9-2) put the game away with an 18-0 run over the next six minutes.
Garrett Jackson scored 15 points to lead the Trojans, who shot a season-low 28.8% from the field. Byron Wesley added 12 points and five rebounds for USC.
Tony Wroten led Washington with 13 points, and Terrence Ross added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Huskies, who dominated down low. Washington outrebounded USC 52-23 and scored 42 points in the paint compared to just 26 for the Trojans.
USC returns home next week to host the Bay Area schools, beginning with a Thursday night battle with Cal.
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