Women's Basketball
    USC Women's Basketball Drops Game to Ducks

    Feb. 8, 1998

    LOS ANGELES - Whistled for a season-high 27 fouls, a dispirited USC (9-11 4-7) lost to Oregon 76-58 at the Lyon Center.

    Trojan center Adrain Williams scored 19 points and Tiffany Williams added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

    The foul calls proved particularly frustrating to the Women of Troy because the Ducks enjoy a whopping 22 to 5 disparity in free throw shots during the first half.

    Oregon (12-7 8-3) shot a total of 35 free throws in the game, which equals the most a team has shot against USC all season.

    And yet SC fought back early in the final period to trail by only four points, 47-43, with 12:00 remaining.

    In the last minute of the game, Williams collided head-on with Oregon's Lindsey Dion while scrambling for a loose ball. Both suffered cuts on the forehead and needed medical assistance to stop the bleeding.

    Guard Natalie Hughes scored a game-high 22 points for the Lady Ducks.

    Thursday SC kicks off a weekend trip to the Bay Area with a game at Cal.


    USC Coach Chris Gobrecht-
    "That wasn't a proud moment for the Pac-10. It was a game a best effort was not put forth by anybody. We could've had it and let an opportunity go away. Too bad. The whistle-happiness took us out of it so fast.

    On Adrain Williams-
    "We are doing a good job of looking for her more. She's ready to step it up more."