The UCLA Bruins delivered a beatdown at Galen Center on Sunday night, dominating the USC Trojans 66-47 to win their third straight game. The Trojans continued their free fall, losing their sixth straight game and falling to 0-5 in the Pac-12 Conference.
Travis Wear led the Bruins (10-7, 3-2) with 19 points and eight rebounds. Lazeric Jones added 15 points and five rebounds for UCLA, who shot 51.0% from the field for the game. The Bruins absolutely dominated inside, outscoring the Trojans 30-22 in the paint, and outrebounding USC 44-19. David Wear added 13 points and seven boards for the Bruins.
USC had beaten UCLA in four of their last five meetings, including two straight at Galen Center. But that seems like ancient history now. The Bruins led 37-19 at halftime on Sunday.
USC (5-13, 0-5) shot 36.0% from the field, the ninth time in their last 10 games they have shot under 40%. The Trojans made just two of six three-point attempts, and have made just eight of their last 41 three-point shots (19.5%) over their last four games. Since the beginning of December, USC is 1-9 and has averaged 50.8 points per game during that span.
Maurice Jones led the Trojans with 13 points, but made just four of 13 field goals.
Both UCLA and USC head to the Pacific Northwest next weekend to face Oregon and Oregon State. USC begins with Oregon Thursday, while UCLA opens their weekend in Corvallis against the Beavers.
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