Men's Basketball
    USC Falls to Utah, 79-71
    Byron Wesley scored a team-high 20 points
    Byron Wesley scored a team-high 20 points

    Feb. 14, 2014

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Delon Wright scored 20 and hot-shooting Utah kept Southern California in the Pac-12 cellar by holding off a late run Thursday night for a 79-71 victory in Galen Center.

    The win, Utah's third straight, moves the Runnin' Utes (17-7, 6-6) into a tie for seventh in the conference with Washington. For the Trojans (10-14, 1-10), it was their fifth straight loss and 10th in their last 11 games - all in the Pac-12.

    Utah broke the game open to start the second half for a 56-39 lead on 8-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. The Utes never trailed in the second, although USC cut its deficit to 71-67 with 3:09 left.

    Wright, playing in his hometown, also led Utah with nine rebounds while Jordan Loveridge added 19 points.

    Byron Wesley led the way for USC with 20 points.