Ducks Hang On To Beat Trojans
Oregon scores one FG in the final three-and-a-half minutes, but still defeats USC 76-74 to remain perfect in conference play.
USC had four chances to take the lead or tie the game on their final possession, but none would fall, and the Trojans lost their 6th consecutive game to the Ducks.
Oregon would establish an early lead behind the efforts of Tony Woods and Jonathan Loyd, but were never able to put the Trojans away. They only lead 35-31 after the first 20 minutes.
USC would continue to chip away at the Ducks lead but were unable to get over the hump and take a second half lead.
The Ducks appeared to have put the Trojans away late in the game when an E.J. Singler three-pointer gave Oregon a 75-65 lead with 2:59 left in the game.
But the bucket would prove to be Oregon's last FG of the game, and USC went on a 9-1 scoring run to close it to 76-74 with 15 seconds left.
USC, however, was unable to find one more basket on their final possession:
Listen to USC's final possession
The Ducks' slim lead would hold and the team improved to 15-2 on the season, and 4-0 in conference play.
All five of Oregon's starters would record double-digit points totals. Damyean Dotson lead the team with 16 points.
Singler had 6 rebounds and 7 assists to go along with his 14 points.
J. T. Terrell lead the Trojans with 22 points.
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