Trojans Fall to Bruins, 64-54
Feb. 15, 201
LOS ANGELES (AP) - David Wear had 16 points and 13 rebounds and twin brother Travis Wear had 14 points and 11 boards, helping UCLA beat Southern California 64-54 on Wednesday night to sweep the season series between the crosstown rivals.
"We're a team that's lost five starters from last year and four from this year, but our guys really dug in in the second half," said USC head coach Kevin O'Neill. "We didn't turn the ball over, we got good shots, we put ourselves in position. We were two shots away from making it a game, but the bottom line is that we are out-manned top to bottom. Our guys fought hard and did what they needed to do to hang in the game, rebounded as well as they could against that size and did a decent job, so I'm proud of our effort and what we are going to do is play like that the rest of the way."
Jerime Anderson had 14 points and five assists for the Bruins (15-11, 8-6 Pac-12), who led by double-digits for most of the night. They held a 46-25 rebounding edge.
Travis Wear recorded his first career double-double.
"It was tough tonight," said Jackson. "We were short-handed, but we got some good looks. We were just not hitting the shots. Byron [Wesley] really attacked well. We were playing really scrappy. We just really have to work on our outside shooting.
"Greg Allen really picked it up, especially near the end. He hit some big shots. You just have to keep grinding, fighting and finish strong. We've got lots of pride."