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No. 17 UCLA women beat crosstown rival USC 68-54

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Atonye Nyingifa scored 22 points on 11-of-14 shooting to lead No. 17 UCLA to a 68-54 victory over USC on Tuesday night.

Nyingifa had help from Thea Lemberger (12 points), Jasmine Dixon (10 points) and Markel Walker (11 rebounds, eight assists) as the Bruins (20-6, 11-4 Pac-12) built a lead as large as 26 points and ended a two-game losing streak.

USC (8-18, 5-10) lost its seventh in a row, and its 18 losses are the second-most in school history, surpassed only by 20 losses in 1998-99.

Cassie Harberts, who began the night ranked third in the Pac-12 averaging 17.8 points per game, led USC with 17 points and nine rebounds. Ariya Crook added 10 points for the Trojans but was just 4 of 19 from the field. USC shot 28 percent for the game and was outrebounded 49-40.

USC and UCLA play again Sunday at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion.

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