Men's Basketball

    Jan. 21, 1998

    Trojans Fall to UCLA, 101-84

    Game Statistics

    LOS ANGELES - Promising USC freshman Jeff Trepagnier, Kevin Augustine and Greg Lakey - building blocks for the future of Coach Henry Bibby's program - provided bright spots in a 101-84 loss at cross-town rival UCLA in front of 12,327 at Pauley Pavilion.

    Trepagnier, an exciting 6-4 swingman from Compton, scored a career-high 18 points, recorded 4 steals and as many rebounds.

    Jeff put on a dazzling display early in the second half when he threw down a show-stopping jam and minutes later stole the ball at midcourt and quickly burried a 3-pointer.

    Senior Kris Johnson scored a game-high 20 to lead the 9th ranked Bruins. UCLA (14-3 5-2) has won the last 7 meetings.

    Trojan senior Gary Williams scored 15 points. Sophomore Jarvis Turner added 12 and a team-high 7 rebounds.

    After a weekend off, SC (6-11 2-5) hosts Washington the 29th and WSU the 31st.

    Quotes:

    USC Coach Henry Bibby-
    "The bright spot was the three freshmen. They played their tails off. Jeff (Trepagnier) makes things happen. They deserved playing time. Down the road we're going to be a very good team.

    USC Guard/Forward Jeff Trepagnier-
    "Somebody had to spark our team. I was just hoping to contribute. I just played hard and more shots came to me.

    Notes:

    • This is the 5th time this season SC has played a top-10 ranked team.
    • Since returning from his injury, Jarvis Turner has scored 44 points in three games. And that has come against the highly touted post players at Stanford, Cal and UCLA.