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Utah vs Southern California

Utah 69, Southern Cal 66

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - Jarred DuBois scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, Jordan Loveridge added 15 points and Utah opened the Pac-12 tournament with a 69-66 win over short-handed Southern California on Wednesday.

Utah (14-17) hounded USC defensively in the first half and withstood a couple of second-half runs by the Trojans to earn a spot Thursday's quarterfinals against second-seeded California.

USC (14-18) gave the Utes a run despite playing without leading rebounder Dewayne Dedmon and backup center James Blasczyk, who were suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.

The Trojans fought back from a 13-point deficit in the second half to make it close and outscored Utah 42-14 inside. USC struggled from the perimeter, though, hitting 3 of 15 shots from 3-point range and spent most of the game trying to claw back from deficits.

Omar Oraby had 18 points and 10 rebounds and J.T. Terrell added 14 for USC.

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Scoreboard
Utah (14-17) «353469
Southern California (14-18)283866
UTAH:J. DuBois 22 Pts
UTAH:J. Loveridge 9 Reb
UTAH:J. DuBois 4 Ast
USC:O. Oraby 18 Pts
USC:O. Oraby 10 Reb
USC:J. Fontan 7 Ast
 

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
UtahSouthern California
UTAH
Jarred DuBois
USC
Omar Oraby
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
223418101
Utah Utes
J. DuBois, G367-126-734222
J. Loveridge, F364-96-790115
B. Taylor, G353-80-03307
J. Washburn, C283-144-451210
C. Martin, G-F260-10-13020
D. Tucker, G-F132-50-03006
J. Olsen, F122-60-04114
G. Dean, G111-22-20205
R. Lenz, F30-00-01020
D. Foster, CDid Not Play
A. Dotson, G-FDid Not Play
D. Bachynski, CDid Not Play
H. Whitt, CDid Not Play
X. Ricketts, FDid Not Play
A. Mortensen, GDid Not Play
R. Osterloh, GDid Not Play
J. Seymour, GDid Not Play
Totals 22-5718-2131111069
 38.6%85.7% 
Southern California Trojans
J. Fontan, G403-140-20746
J. Terrell, G385-112-260014
O. Oraby, C358-112-2101218
E. Wise, F324-113-392312
B. Wesley, G324-100-07148
A. Fuller, F143-70-01026
A. Stewart, F91-30-01002
R. Woolridge, FDid Not Play
J. Blasczyk, CDid Not Play
D. Munoz, GDid Not Play
T. Sugiyama, GDid Not Play
G. Allen, GDid Not Play
D. Dedmon, FDid Not Play
S. Gavrilovic, FDid Not Play
B. Taylor, GDid Not Play
Z. Banner, FDid Not Play
C. Bryan, GDid Not Play
Totals 28-677-934111566
 41.8%77.8% 
Pac 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Arizona15-333-5
UCLA12-628-9
Oregon10-824-10
Colorado10-823-12
Stanford10-823-13
Arizona St.10-821-12
California10-821-14
Utah9-921-12
Washington9-917-15
Oregon St.8-1016-16
Wash. State3-1510-21
USC2-1611-21
 
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