Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Malcolm Armstead came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points as he helped lead the Oregon Ducks to a 61-51 win over the USC Trojans in a Pac-10 Conference battle at the Galen Center. Also scoring in double figures for the Ducks (13-12, 6-7 Pac-10), as they won for the third time in the last four outings, was E.J. Singler with 11 points, to go along with six rebounds. The Trojans (13-12, 5-7) were paced by Nikola Vucevic with a huge double- double consisting of 22 points and 16 rebounds, but it wasn't nearly enough as the hosts lost for the third time in four games.
Both teams had trouble shooting the ball in the first half, Oregon making just 9-of-27 shots from the floor and the Trojans 8-of-31, but thanks to 4-of-10 shooting beyond the arc in the frame the Ducks were able to take a 25-19 lead at the break. In the second half Oregon connected on 5-of-11 chances out on the perimeter to secure the double-digit win. USC made just 3-of-19 shots from three-point range on the night and 6-of-12 at the free-throw line.
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