Oregon outmaneuvers Southern Cal 54-44Feb 26, 2010 - 6:01 AM LOS ANGELES(AP) -- Tajuan Porter scored 16 points to lead Oregon past Southern California 54-44 on Thursday night.
The Ducks (13-14, 5-10 Pac-10) were trailing 44-42 with a little more than six minutes to go but went on a 12-0 run to finish the game.
LeKendric Longmire added 13 points for the Ducks, who snapped a five-game losing streak.
Alex Stepheson scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the Trojans (16-11, 8-7) and Marcus Johnson added 12 points.
Oregon outscored USC 16-4 to start the second half, erasing the Trojans' nine-point halftime lead. The Ducks then took their first lead of the game when Longmire made two free throws putting them ahead 37-36 with about 12 minutes remaining.
- NCAA BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
--- --- -----
OREGON 23 31 54
USC 32 12 44 FINAL
HIGH SCORERS: OREGON - TAJUAN PORTER 16, LEKENDRIC LONGMIRE 13,
MALCOLM ARMSTEAD 7
USC - MARCUS JOHNSON 12, ALEX STEPHESON 10,
DWIGHT LEWIS 8
Feb 26 12:29 AM
- NCAA BB
USC 32 HALFTIME
Feb 25 11:19 PM
- Altman on Coach K: 'I had no problem with what he did' Apr 1
- Southern California extends coach Andy Enfield's contract Mar 28
- Coach K apologizes to Altman for postgame chat with Brooks Mar 26
- Altman backs Brooks after late-game drama with Coach K Mar 26
- Oklahoma's Kruger, Oregon's Altman test bond in Elite Eight Mar 25
- Oregon takes the national stage against defending champ Duke Mar 23
- Versatility a key as top-seed Oregon faces St. Joseph's Mar 19
- Tyler Dorsey a catalyst to Oregon's surge for No. 1 seed Mar 17
- NCAA wins scarce lately for Providence, Southern Cal Mar 16
- Oregon's rise on national stage highlighted by top seed Mar 15
- USC chosen for first NCAA Tournament since 2011 Mar 13
- Power outage briefly cuts lights at Oregon-USC game Mar 5