Scores

Final

Pepperdine 77

(1-9, 0-4 away)

USC 91

(6-3, 6-0 home)

    10:30 PM ET, December 15, 2008

    Galen Center, Los Angeles, California

    1 2 T
    PEPP 31 4677
    USC 54 3791

    Top Performers

    Pepperdine: K. Bell 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    USC: T. Gibson 25 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

    Southern Cal 91, Pepperdine 77

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- Taj Gibson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Southern California held off Pepperdine's second-half rally to win 91-77 Monday night.

    Dwight Lewis added 17 points, Daniel Hackett 16, Leonard Washington 14 and DeMar DeRozan 10 for the Trojans (6-3), who improved to 5-0 at Galen Center.

    Keion Bell scored 18 points for the Waves (1-9), who lost their ninth in a row and haven't won since their season opener against Cal State Monterey Bay.

    Pepperdine got within six points with 3 1/2 minutes remaining before the Trojans closed the game on a 14-6 run. Washington scored seven points and Hackett added four in the decisive spurt.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PEPP
    USC
    Points 77 91
    FG Made-Attempted 26-57 (.456) 33-56 (.589)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-21 (.429) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-21 (.762) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 23

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