Scores

Final

Utah 69

(14-17, 5-13 Pac-12)

USC 66

(14-18, 9-9 Pac-12)

    Coverage: PAC12

    9:00 PM ET, March 13, 2013

    1 2 T
    UTAH 35 3469
    USC 28 3866

    Top Performers

    Utah: J. DuBois 22 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    USC: O. Oraby 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Utah 69, USC 66

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Jarred DuBois scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, Jordan Loveridge added 15 points and Utah opened the Pac-12 tournament with a 69-66 win over short-handed USC on Wednesday.

    Utah (14-17) hounded USC defensively in the first half and withstood a couple of second-half runs by the Trojans to earn a spot Thursday's quarterfinals against second-seeded California.

    USC (14-18) gave the Utes a run despite playing without leading rebounder Dewayne Dedmon and backup center James Blasczyk, who were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.

    The Trojans fought back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to make it close and outscored Utah 42-14 inside. USC struggled from the perimeter, though, hitting 3 of 15 shots from 3-point range and spent most of the game trying to claw back from deficits.

    Omar Oraby had 18 points and 10 rebounds and J.T. Terrell added 14 for USC.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UTAH
    USC
    Points 69 66
    FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 28-67 (.418)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-21 (.857) 7-9 (.778)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 10 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 13 2

    2012-13 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 12, 2013 USC 76, @UTAH 59Recap
    » Mar 13, 2013 UTAH 69, @USC 66Recap