In honor of longtime Los Angeles sportswriter Alan Malamud, here are tonight's "Notes on a Scorecard". This win marks the first time that the Trojans have beaten the Bruins at the Galen Center, and gives USC a sweep of UCLA on the season.
Stay tuned for a full-wrap up following tonight's game. USC leads 68-63 with 3.0 seconds remaining. Should the Trojans win, this will be their first time beating UCLA at the Galen Center.
Malcolm Lee connects on two of three free-throws after being fouled by Dwight Lewis. Trojans lead 66-61.
Dwight Lewis is fouled with 25.4 seconds remaining and heads to the line for two free-throws. Trojans lead 64-59.
Dwight Lewis now has 21 points on the night to match his jersey number. His two free-throws put the Trojans up 63-54 with just under one minute remaining. Mike Gerrity now steps to the free-throw line after a made FG by Michael Roll on the other end.
Leonard Washington lays it in off of a great pass from Mike Gerrity to put the Trojans up 60-52 with just under 1:30 remaining. Hold on to your seats !
Malcolm Lee commits and offensive foul, returning possession to the Trojans. 56-52 USC with 2:30 remaining
Dwight Lewis replaces Donte Smith in the Trojan line-up. USC has had back-to-back turnovers, but maintain the lead 56-51. Lewis has a game-high 19 points.
Full-court pressure by the Trojans caught the Bruins off-balance. A steal by Leonard Washington on the defensive end lead to a Nikola Vucevic layup with Washington also getting the assist. USC leads 56-47.
The Trojans lead 52-47. Head Coach Kevin O'Neill pleaded to his players to keep their energy up. " We must play hard down the stretch and control the tempo." " We need to win the next four minutes and then we'll go from there."