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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.

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