Southern Cal falls to Washington St. 76-51|
March 9, 2013
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - Brock Motum scored 31 points and Royce Woolridge added 25 as Washington State closed out the regular season by crushing USC 76-51 on Saturday.
Woolridge hit five 3-pointers and Motum three, helping the Cougars (13-18, 4-14 Pac-12) to their first winning streak in conference play this season with a sweep of the Los Angeles schools. Washington State defeated UCLA on Wednesday.
J.T. Terrell had 18 points for the Trojans (14-17, 9-9). He was the only player in double figures for USC, as it struggled from the field (19 for 56) and behind the arc (4 for 24).
Washington State never trailed and put the game out of reach when Woolridge hit four consecutive 3-pointers to make the score 66-46 with 4:42 remaining.
USC ended regular season Pac-12 Conference play tied for sixth place and earned the No. 7 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament which begins on Wednesday at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. USC will play the No. 10 seed Utah on March 13 at 6 p.m., with the winner moving on to face the No. 2 seed California on March 14 at 6 p.m.