Lodrick Stewart and Nick Young each had 18 points to lead USC to a 74-59 victory over No. 17 North Carolina on Wednesday night. It was the eighth...
LOS ANGELES — Lodrick Stewart and Nick Young each had 18 points to lead USC to a 74-59 victory over No. 17 North Carolina on Wednesday night.
It was the eighth straight win for the Trojans (8-2) and their first over a ranked opponent since March 2004.
Stewart, the former Rainier Beach High star, was 7 of 12 from the field, including 4 of 5 from three-point range. His three-pointer with 2:40 to play gave the Trojans a 68-57 lead.
Gabe Pruitt had 16 points. Ryan Francis had 12 points and seven assists for USC, whose last loss was to Oral Roberts on Nov. 23.
David Noel led North Carolina (6-2) with 19 points and freshman Tyler Hansbrough had 16.
At No. 12 UCLA 74, Wagner 72
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute scored from underneath with 14 seconds remaining, lifting UCLA to a hard-fought victory over Wagner.
Mbah a Moute made his only field goal of the second half after Jordan Farmar found him alone under the basket.
Wagner (6-2) was unable to get a shot off after that thanks to UCLA’s hard-nosed defense.
The victory was the sixth straight for UCLA and its ninth consecutive victory at Pauley Pavilion. The Bruins (9-1) are off to their best start in eight years.
DePaul 68, California 65
Draelon Burns scored four points in the final 2:35, and DePaul hung on in the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland, Calif., when California’s Leon Powe missed two free throws with 2.8 seconds left in a two-point game.
The Golden Bears (6-3) trailed 67-65 with 14.7 seconds left when Rod Benson turned the ball over on the inbounds pass to Powe at the top of the key. But Sammy Mejia (20 points) missed a free throw on the other end for DePaul (6-4) to give Cal another chance it couldn’t capitalize on.
Powe (13 points and eight rebounds) drew the fifth foul on Karron Clarke and went to the line with a chance to tie it. But he missed the first shot and purposely missed the second. The ball failed to touch the rim, giving the Blue Demons the ball.
Stanford 58, Princeton 34
Chris Hernandez and Dan Grunfeld scored 11 points each and Matt Haryasz added 10 in Stanford’s victory over Princeton in the Pete Newell Challenge in Oakland, Calif.
Freshman Mitch Johnson had five points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals in another impressive performance off the bench.
At Arizona 86, W. Kent. 81 (OT)
Hassan Adams scored 23 points, including Arizona’s first and last in overtime, and the Wildcats beat Western Kentucky to win the Fiesta Bowl Classic.
Anthony Winchester of Western Kentucky forced the overtime when he tied the game at 75 with a baseline jumper with 15 seconds left in regulation.
Winchester, who had 22 points and eight rebounds, made a three-pointer to get the Hilltoppers to 81-78 with 1:48 remaining, but Adams, who had seven rebounds, made a reverse layup 41 seconds later for a five-point lead.
Rodgers finished with 19 points, Marcus Williams had 14 and Shakur scored 11 for Arizona (7-3), which won its fifth straight.
At Arizona St. 64, Boise St. 49
Jeff Pendergraph scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help Arizona State snap a three-game losing streak and beat Boise State (5-4) in the ASU Hoops Classic.
The Sun Devils (5-3) advanced to play Northern Arizona in tonight’s championship game.
Coby Karl scored 10 points, five under his average, as Boise State (5-4) made just 35 percent (17 of 49) from the field. Kenny Wilson finished with 10 points for the Broncos.
Northwestern State 72,
Oregon State 61
Kerwin Forges scored 14 to lead Northwestern State past Oregon State (4-4) in the first round of the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu. Oregon State pulled to 54-51, with 9:15 remaining. But Northwestern State responded with a 12-4 run.
Chris Stephens led Oregon State with 17 points. Nick DeWitz scored 13 and Sasa Cuic 10 for the Beavers.