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USC gets first-ever sellout for matchup with UCLA

LOS ANGELES -- Southern California's women's basketball team
has sold out a home game for the first time in the program's
history.

All tickets have been sold for Saturday's game against crosstown
rival UCLA (13-12, 7-6 Pac-10) at the new Galen Center, with about
10,000 fans expected.

That would break the women's Pac-10 attendance record of 9,738
set on March 8, 1996, when Oregon hosted Oregon State.

Last season, USC's home game against UCLA at the Los Angeles
Sports Arena attracted 8,667 -- the highest single-game attendance
in program history.

The previous six games between USC (14-9, 8-5) and UCLA have
been decided by no more than four points, with USC winning four of
those. Both schools were among six Pac-10 teams to reach last
year's NCAA tournament.