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USC adds graduate transfer Adlesh to roster for 2019-20

Apr. 1, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has added guard Quinton Adlesh to its basketball roster for the 2019-20 season. Coach Andy Enfield said Monday that Adlesh is expected to graduate from Columbia soon with a degree in political science. He will have one season of eligibility remaining. Adlesh averaged...

Washington holds off USC 78-75 in Pac-12 quarterfinals

Mar. 14, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Washington played well at both ends, yet couldn't shake Southern California. No matter what the Huskies did, even while building a double-digit lead, the Trojans kept coming back. Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, David Crisp added 18 and Washington held off a late charge to beat Southern...

Colorado comeback gives Buffs 78-67 win over USC

Mar. 9, 2019 8:26 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes will take both momentum and the mantle as the Pac-12's hottest team into the league's tournament next week in Las Vegas. Freshman Evan Battey and sophomore Tyler Bey saw to that. Battey scored a season-best 21 points and Bey posted his fifth straight...

Van Dyke Hits 6 3s and scores 20 to lift Utah over USC

Mar. 8, 2019 2:30 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parker Van Dyke knows a short memory can be a shooter's best friend. Just one game after going scoreless on five shots, the senior guard made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points to lead Utah to an 83-74 win over Southern California on Thursday night. "As a shooter, you can't dwell on...

Hands' 3-pointer propels UCLA past USC 93-88 in overtime

Mar. 1, 2019 12:31 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clinging to a one-point lead in overtime, Kris Wilkes was about to put up a shot for UCLA. Southern California's defense collapsed on him and he spotted Jaylen Hands. Wilkes sent a touch pass to Hands, who hit a deep 3-pointer that beat the shot clock with 22 seconds remaining and helped...

Tied in Pac-12, USC and UCLA meet with tourney implications

Feb. 27, 2019 7:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaylen Hands wouldn't change a thing in this rockiest of seasons for UCLA. Not even losses to Belmont and Liberty that contributed to the firing of coach Steve Alford. After many starts and stops, the Bruins appear to be on the upswing behind the sophomore guard's leadership, along with...

Rivals USC and UCLA highlight week in the Pac-12

Feb. 27, 2019 2:17 AM EST

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: USC at UCLA. The season has not turned out the way either team expected, but this is a rivalry game and there's still something at stake. At 8-7 in conference, the Trojans and Bruins are just a half-game behind Utah for fourth in the...

Oregon State takes control late to defeat USC, 67-62

Feb. 23, 2019 9:19 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon State took a big step toward possibly getting a first-round bye for the Pac-12 tournament. The Beavers took control of Saturday's game against USC in the final three minutes as they defeated the Trojans 67-62. The win moves the Beavers (17-9) into a tie with Arizona State for...

Boatwright, Rakocevic lead USC past Oregon, 66-49

Feb. 22, 2019 12:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a rare sighting Thursday, snow falling along the Los Angeles foothills. In downtown there was a much more common occurrence - Bennie Boatwright knocking down 3s. The USC senior scored 20 points, all but two coming from beyond the 3-point line, to lead the Trojans to a 66-49...