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Rakocevic, Mathews rally Southern California past Washington

LOS ANGELES (AP) Nick Rakocevic and Jonah Mathews realize this is their last opportunity to get Southern California back to the NCAA tournament. With the Trojans season showing signs of spiraling out of control, the seniors came up big when needed to on Thursday night.

Rakocevic scored 19 points and Mathews added 16 as the Trojans rallied for a 62-56 victory Washington and snapped a three-game losing streak.

''It's getting real. Every game is important getting to March,'' Mathews said as the Trojans are seeking their first NCAA trip in three years.

USC (18-7, 7-5 Pac-12) trailed 30-25 at halftime and were down 42-35 midway through the second half before going on a 16-4 run to take control. Mathews scored eight points during the run and Rakocevic added four.

The Trojans scored the first seven points during the run and held Washington scoreless for 7:10.

''We knew at halftime that we were going to have to win on the defensive end. The game is slower when you play Washington because they play zone,'' USC coach Andy Enfield said. ''We had to manage our possessions.''

USC extended its lead to 58-48 with 2:47 remaining. The Huskies scored the next five points but could not draw closer.

''Our offense became stagnant in the second half. The focus and rhythm slowed down. There wasn't much movement and we missed easy shots,'' Washington coach Mike Hopkins said. ''We show flashes of really good and then flashes of what the heck is going on? We need to eliminate those.''

Freshmen Jaden McDaniels and Isaiah Stewart had double-doubles for Washington (12-13, 2-10), which has dropped six straight and nine of its last 10. McDaniels led the way with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Stewart had a 13-11 night for his 10th double-double of the season, which is second in the conference.

USC was missing freshman Onyeka Okongwu, who is in concussion protocol. The 6-foot-9 freshman is eighth in the Pac-12 in scoring and tied for third in rebounding. They were also without freshman guard Kyle Sturdivant, who is back home in Georgia after his father passed away last week.

The Trojans saw their bench get shorter during the game when guard Ethan Anderson suffered an ankle injury during the second half.

''That's our brother. We're always going to be here for him. This win was for him and his family,'' said Rakocevic of Sturdivant.

The Huskies had a 30-25 lead at halftime on the strength of a 10-3 run late in the first half. Washington held USC to 27.3% shooting in the first 20 minutes.

IN THE RAFTERS

DeMar DeRozan, who has gone on to star for the Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs, had his No. 10 retired by USC during halftime.

BIG PICTURE

Washington: After going 34 of 82 on 3-pointers during a three-game stretch in late January and early February, the Huskies are 15 of 55 from beyond the arc in their last two, including 8 of 30 against USC.

USC: The Trojans committed a season-low six turnovers after committing 24 in last Saturday's loss at Arizona State.

UP NEXT

Washington: Travels to UCLA on Saturday night. The Bruins won the first meeting 66-64 on Jan. 2 in what was the conference opener for both teams.

USC: Hosts Washington State on Saturday. The Trojans have won seven straight in the series, including a 65-56 victory on Jan. 2.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Washington  
19:30   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:28   Defensive rebound by Ethan Anderson  
19:07 +2 Nick Rakocevic made layup, assist by Jonah Mathews 0-2
18:40 +2 Isaiah Stewart made jump shot, assist by Hameir Wright 2-2
18:22   Ethan Anderson missed layup, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
18:20   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bey  
18:01   Nahziah Carter missed layup  
17:59   Defensive rebound by Jonah Mathews  
17:52   Shooting foul on Jamal Bey  
17:52 +1 Jonah Mathews made 1st of 2 free throws 2-3
17:52 +1 Jonah Mathews made 2nd of 2 free throws 2-4
17:37   Marcus Tsohonis missed jump shot  
17:35   Defensive rebound by Jonah Mathews  
17:17 +3 Jonah Mathews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ethan Anderson 2-7
17:05   Personal foul on Ethan Anderson  
16:52 +3 Jaden McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nahziah Carter 5-7
16:33   Ethan Anderson missed layup  
16:33   Offensive rebound by Southern California  
16:18 +2 Nick Rakocevic made layup, assist by Isaiah Mobley 5-9
16:06   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:04   Defensive rebound by Daniel Utomi  
15:55   Daniel Utomi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:53   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
15:47   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
15:45   Offensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
15:39 +2 Jaden McDaniels made dunk 7-9
15:32   Lost ball turnover on Jonah Mathews, stolen by Elijah Hardy  
15:18 +2 Jaden McDaniels made dunk, assist by Nahziah Carter 9-9
14:49   Daniel Utomi missed layup  
14:47   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
14:40 +2 Isaiah Mobley made layup 9-11
14:37   Personal foul on Isaiah Mobley  
14:37   Commercial timeout called  
14:36   Hameir Wright missed layup  
14:34   Offensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
14:27 +2 Jaden McDaniels made layup 11-11
14:15   Nick Rakocevic missed jump shot  
14:13   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
13:51   Bad pass turnover on Elijah Hardy  
13:38   Daniel Utomi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:36   Offensive rebound by Daniel Utomi  
13:31   Daniel Utomi missed layup, blocked by Jaden McDaniels  
13:29   Defensive rebound by Elijah Hardy  
13:13   Elijah Hardy missed jump shot  
13:11   Defensive rebound by Quinton Adlesh  
13:09   Nick Rakocevic missed jump shot  
13:07   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
12:42   Out of bounds turnover on Hameir Wright  
12:31 +2 Elijah Weaver made layup 11-13
12:02 +2 Sam Timmins made layup 13-13
11:39 +3 Max Agbonkpolo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Weaver 13-16
11:08   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:06   Offensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
10:53   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:51   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
10:44   Traveling violation turnover on Nick Rakocevic  
10:44   Commercial timeout called  
10:22   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
10:02   Isaiah Mobley missed jump shot  
10:00   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
9:50   Marcus Tsohonis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:48   Offensive rebound by RaeQuan Battle  
9:38 +2 RaeQuan Battle made layup 15-16
9:27   Quinton Adlesh missed layup  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
9:17 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 17-16
8:57   Quinton Adlesh missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:55   Defensive rebound by Washington  
8:38   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:36   Defensive rebound by Southern California  
8:22   Ethan Anderson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:20   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
8:11   Out of bounds turnover on RaeQuan Battle  
7:55   Max Agbonkpolo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Offensive rebound by Daniel Utomi  
7:42   Nick Rakocevic missed layup, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
7:40   Offensive rebound by Southern California  
7:40   Commercial timeout called  
7:28   Daniel Utomi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:26   Offensive rebound by Southern California  
7:12   Jonah Mathews missed jump shot  
7:10   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
6:55 +3 Jaden McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Bey 20-16
6:34   Shooting foul on Nate Roberts  
6:34 +1 Daniel Utomi made 1st of 2 free throws 20-17
6:34 +1 Daniel Utomi made 2nd of 2 free throws 20-18
6:10   Jumpball received by Southern California  
6:10   Lost ball turnover on Nate Roberts, stolen by Nick Rakocevic  
5:53   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:51   Defensive rebound by Nate Roberts  
5:40   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:38   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
5:17 +2 Isaiah Mobley made jump shot, assist by Jonah Mathews 20-20
4:55   Nahziah Carter missed layup  
4:53   Offensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
4:46   Lost ball turnover on Isaiah Stewart, stolen by Jonah Mathews  
4:38   Jonah Mathews missed layup, blocked by Nahziah Carter  
4:36   Offensive rebound by Ethan Anderson  
4:08   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:06   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
3:59 +3 Hameir Wright made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nahziah Carter 23-20
3:52   Daniel Utomi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:50   Defensive rebound by Nate Roberts  
3:36   Jamal Bey missed jump shot  
3:34   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
3:16 +2 Nick Rakocevic made layup, assist by Isaiah Mobley 23-22
2:54   Lost ball turnover on Nahziah Carter  
2:42   Isaiah Mobley missed jump shot  
2:42   Isaiah Mobley missed jump shot  
2:40   Offensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
2:36   Nick Rakocevic missed layup  
2:34   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
2:30   Bad pass turnover on Isaiah Mobley, stolen by Nahziah Carter  
2:14 +2 Nahziah Carter made layup 25-22
1:51   Shooting foul on Nate Roberts  
1:51 +1 Isaiah Mobley made 1st of 2 free throws 25-23
1:51   Isaiah Mobley missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
1:51   Defensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
1:42 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by Nahziah Carter 27-23
1:42   Shooting foul on Nick Rakocevic  
1:42 +1 Isaiah Stewart made free throw 28-23
1:22   Max Agbonkpolo missed layup  
1:20   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
1:15   Jumpball received by Washington  
1:03   Bad pass turnover on Nahziah Carter, stolen by Jonah Mathews  
55.0   Max Agbonkpolo missed dunk  
51.0   Defensive rebound by Nahziah Carter  
51.0 +2 Jaden McDaniels made dunk, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 30-23
2.0   Elijah Hardy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
36.0 +2 Daniel Utomi made layup, assist by Nick Rakocevic 30-25
2.0   Elijah Hardy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1.0   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:44 +2 Nick Rakocevic made jump shot 30-27
19:20   Marcus Tsohonis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:18   Offensive rebound by Washington  
19:18   Personal foul on Nick Rakocevic  
19:16   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:14   Defensive rebound by Southern California  
19:15   Personal foul on Hameir Wright  
18:50   Nick Rakocevic missed jump shot, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
18:48   Offensive rebound by Ethan Anderson  
18:30   Ethan Anderson missed layup  
18:28   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
18:23   Jamal Bey missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:21   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
18:16 +3 Jonah Mathews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ethan Anderson 30-30
17:52   Hameir Wright missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:50   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
17:36   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:34   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
17:30   Bad pass turnover on Marcus Tsohonis, stolen by Nick Rakocevic  
17:19 +2 Isaiah Mobley made jump shot, assist by Jonah Mathews 30-32
17:11   30-second timeout called  
17:11   Commercial timeout called  
16:55   Elijah Hardy missed jump shot  
16:53   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
16:41   Ethan Anderson missed jump shot  
16:39   Offensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
16:36 +2 Nick Rakocevic made layup 30-34
16:27   Isaiah Stewart missed layup, blocked by Nick Rakocevic  
16:25   Defensive rebound by Ethan Anderson  
16:22   Personal foul on Elijah Hardy  
16:05   Lost ball turnover on Daniel Utomi  
15:48 +3 Hameir Wright made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nahziah Carter 33-34
15:27 +3 Max Agbonkpolo made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Daniel Utomi 33-37
14:54   Hameir Wright missed jump shot  
14:52   Defensive rebound by Max Agbonkpolo  
14:24   Nick Rakocevic missed jump shot  
14:22   Defensive rebound by Elijah Hardy  
14:11 +3 Jaden McDaniels made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Hameir Wright 36-37
13:50   Personal foul on Jaden McDaniels  
13:50   Commercial timeout called  
13:48   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:46   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
13:42   Shooting foul on Isaiah Mobley  
13:42 +1 Nahziah Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 37-37
13:42   Nahziah Carter missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:42   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
13:22   Max Agbonkpolo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:20   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
13:14 +3 Nahziah Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaden McDaniels 40-37
12:50 +2 Nick Rakocevic made hook shot, assist by Max Agbonkpolo 40-39
12:36 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup, assist by Marcus Tsohonis 42-39
12:14 +2 Nick Rakocevic made jump shot, assist by Isaiah Mobley 42-41
11:54   Marcus Tsohonis missed jump shot  
11:52   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
11:48   Max Agbonkpolo missed layup  
11:46   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
11:17   Bad pass turnover on Hameir Wright, stolen by Isaiah Mobley  
11:03   Elijah Weaver missed jump shot  
11:01   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
10:55   Isaiah Stewart missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:53   Defensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
10:36   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:34   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
10:06   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
10:04   Offensive rebound by Hameir Wright  
9:57   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:55   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
9:44 +2 Isaiah Mobley made layup, assist by Nick Rakocevic 42-43
9:23   Jaden McDaniels missed jump shot  
9:21   Defensive rebound by Max Agbonkpolo  
9:15   Personal foul on Nahziah Carter  
9:15   Commercial timeout called  
8:56   Nick Rakocevic missed layup  
8:54   Defensive rebound by Jaden McDaniels  
8:47   Personal foul on Nick Rakocevic  
8:41   Personal foul on Elijah Weaver  
8:26   Bad pass turnover on Jaden McDaniels  
8:06   Bad pass turnover on Quinton Adlesh, stolen by Marcus Tsohonis  
7:49   Personal foul on Elijah Weaver  
7:49   Commercial timeout called  
7:30   Marcus Tsohonis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:28   Defensive rebound by Daniel Utomi  
7:21   Elijah Weaver missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:17   Offensive rebound by Southern California  
7:08   Nick Rakocevic missed jump shot, blocked by Isaiah Stewart  
7:06   Defensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
6:49   Jaden McDaniels missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:47   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
6:28 +2 Nick Rakocevic made jump shot 42-45
6:07   Nahziah Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:05   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
5:57   Elijah Weaver missed layup  
5:55   Offensive rebound by Nick Rakocevic  
5:52   Daniel Utomi missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:50   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Mobley  
5:44 +2 Elijah Weaver made layup, assist by Isaiah Mobley 42-47
5:37   30-second timeout called  
5:27   Shooting foul on Jonah Mathews  
5:27 +1 Jaden McDaniels made 1st of 2 free throws 43-47
5:27 +1 Jaden McDaniels made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-47
5:14 +2 Jonah Mathews made jump shot, assist by Nick Rakocevic 44-49
4:52   Nahziah Carter missed layup  
4:50   Defensive rebound by Elijah Weaver  
4:43 +3 Jonah Mathews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Elijah Weaver 44-52
4:42   30-second timeout called  
4:26   Personal foul on Nick Rakocevic  
4:26 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 45-52
4:26 +1 Isaiah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 46-52
4:14   Personal foul on Hameir Wright  
4:04 +3 Jonah Mathews made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Max Agbonkpolo 46-55
3:52   Isaiah Stewart missed layup  
3:50   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
3:45   Isaiah Stewart missed layup  
3:45   Offensive rebound by Isaiah Stewart  
3:45 +2 Isaiah Stewart made layup 48-55
3:31   Lost ball turnover on Daniel Utomi, stolen by Hameir Wright  
3:23   Marcus Tsohonis missed jump shot  
3:21   Defensive rebound by Max Agbonkpolo  
3:06   Jonah Mathews missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:03   Offensive rebound by Southern California  
3:03   Commercial timeout called  
2:48 +2 Nick Rakocevic made layup 48-57
2:48   Shooting foul on Isaiah Stewart  
2:48 +1 Nick Rakocevic made free throw 48-58
2:32 +3 Elijah Hardy made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nahziah Carter 51-58
2:18   Max Agbonkpolo missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:16