LOS ANGELES (AP) -- UCLA closed its regular season with a 68-64
victory Sunday over cross-town rival USC.
The game before the third-largest crowd in Pauley Pavilion
history put UCLA (16-11, 11-7) into a tie for third place with USC
(15-12, 11-7) and Arizona State (17-10, 11-7).UCLA chipped away at USC's second-half lead, when Noelle Quinn
completed a layup at 4:22.The Bruins' Nikki Blue, who scored 26 points, iced the Bruin win
with two free throws with 3.5 seconds left to play.Three-point shooting by USC and a series of turnovers by both
teams resulted in a 28-26 halftime advantage for USC.Blue lead all players in scoring and led UCLA with 7 rebounds
and five assists. Quinn added 18 points with six rebounds.For USC, Ebony Hoffman recorded a double-double with 13 points
and a game-high 15 rebounds.