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Washington’s Scott Suggs shoots as USC’s Dewayne Dedmon defends during the first half. (Associated Press)
Washington’s Scott Suggs shoots as USC’s Dewayne Dedmon defends during the first half. (Associated Press)

Trojans send Huskies to sixth loss in past seven games

LOS ANGELES – J.T. Terrell scored 18 points and Eric Wise scored 12 as USC defeated Washington 71-60 on Sunday night.

The Trojans (11-13, 6-5 Pac-12) never trailed in winning their third game in a row. Omar Oraby scored nine points, all in the first half, and Dewayne Dedmon had eight points and nine rebounds.

Wise completed a three-point play for a 65-58 lead and Terrell and Jio Fontan each sank a pair of free throws down the stretch for USC. The Trojans made 14 of 15 free throws, with the only miss – by Fontan, who was 5 of 6 – coming in the final minute.

Scott Suggs scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead Washington but the Huskies (13-11, 5-6) lost for the sixth time in seven games. Washington made only 4 of 14 free-throw attempts – and 1 of 6 in the second half.

Abdul Gaddy had 12 points and Aziz N’Diaye had 10 points and 12 rebounds. C.J. Wilcox, the Pac-12’s fourth-leading scorer, was held scoreless in the second half and finished with eight points.

Suggs made consecutive baskets, including a tough left-handed bank shot with 5:20 remaining, and a 3-pointer to pull Washington to 63-58 with 3:30 left. He scored a long 2-pointer with the shot clock about to expire to make it 66-60.

But Shawn Kemp Jr. fouled out on Washington’s next possession and the Huskies turned it over on their following two possessions.

USC sat Fontan with four fouls for more than 9 minutes but backup Chass Bryan helped maintain the lead with a pair of 3-pointers, the last after Washington got within 58-51 on a dunk by N’Diaye.

USC shot 53 percent from the field in the first half and led 40-29 behind Terrell’s 10 points, Oraby’s nine and Fontan’s six assists.

The Huskies committed seven turnovers in the first 20 minutes, including traveling and double-dribble violations.

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