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UCLA guard Larry Drew II, left, passes around Southern Cal’s Jio Fontan during second-half action on Sunday. (Associated Press)
UCLA guard Larry Drew II, left, passes around Southern Cal’s Jio Fontan during second-half action on Sunday. (Associated Press)

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

Bruins start fast, win

UCLA jumps out to big early lead, cruises past Trojans

LOS ANGELES – Jordan Adams scored 20 points, four others scored at least 10 points and UCLA never trailed in a 75-59 victory over USC on Sunday.

The Bruins (20-7, 10-4 Pac-12) avenged a 75-71 overtime loss to the Trojans (12-15, 7-7) earlier this season.

Kyle Anderson, Larry Drew II and Shabazz Muhammad all scored 11 points, and David Wear had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Bruins.

UCLA was ahead 7-0 before the Trojans scored a basket, and afterward interim USC coach Bob Cantu seemed to say the game was over at that point.

“We got down 7-0 right out of the gate and from that point it was tough to battle out of that,” said Cantu, whose chair collapsed as he sat down after the game.

“That’s about how the night went,” he said.

Adams agreed with Cantu. “It helped a lot,” he said of the quick start. “We’re not really a catch-up team. We wanted to come out and throw the first punch.”

J.T. Terrell led USC with 17 points, including 14 in the second half to lead a late Trojans charge. Omar Oraby added 11 points.

UCLA came out on fire, making eight of its first 10 shots and racing to a 19-6 lead just over 5 minutes into the game. UCLA kept up that dominance and held a 47-26 lead at halftime – having shot 58.6 percent from the floor (17 of 29).

Men’s standings
Conf.All
Arizona11-423-4
Oregon11-422-6
UCLA10-420-7
California10-518-9
Arizona State9-620-8
Colorado8-618-8
USC7-712-15
Stanford7-816-12
Washington7-815-13
Utah3-1111-15
Oregon State3-1213-15
Washington State2-1311-17
Women’s standings
Conf.All
Stanford15-126-2
California15-125-2
UCLA12-421-6
Colorado11-522-5
Washington11-519-8
Utah7-916-11
Washington State6-1010-17
Arizona State5-1113-15
USC5-118-19
Arizona4-1212-15
Oregon State3-139-19
Oregon2-144-24

 

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