10:30 PM ET, January 11, 2009
Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES -- Just how much UCLA relies on Darren Collison was evident against Southern California.The senior had 18 points and six assists while playing 39 minutes in the Bruins' 64-60 victory Sunday night, their ninth in a row."I did get tired, but that's part of the game," said Collison, who played seven minutes more than any of his teammates. "Coach yelled at me and said, 'We need you so bad.'"
• USC blew a five-point lead in the second half in succumbing to UCLA and ending its perfect record at home.
• The Bruins improve to 54-5 when Darren Collison scores at least 12 points and 21-0 when he has at least seven assists.
• UCLA has won nine straight games and 24 of its last 25 games against unranked teams.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-50 (.420)||24-49 (.490)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-20 (.400)||3-9 (.333)|
|FT Made-Attempted||14-19 (.737)||9-15 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||17 (0/0)|