Southern California vs UCLA

UCLA drops USC in Pac-12 opener wire reports

LOS ANGELES -- Lazeric Jones scored 15 points and UCLA got untracked after an awful first half to beat rival Southern California 55-40 Wednesday in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament.

The fifth-seeded Bruins (19-13) advanced to a quarterfinal game Thursday at Staples Center against fourth-seeded Arizona, which got a first-round bye. The teams split in the regular season.

Travis Wear scored 12 points and twin brother David had 10 rebounds as the Bruins completed a season sweep of the hapless Trojans, who lost their season-high 10th in a row.

UCLA big man Joshua Smith didn't play in the first half at the decision of coach Ben Howland. He finished with five points and zero rebounds after picking up three fouls in less than a minute.

USC (6-26) finished with a school-record number of losses. The 12th-seeded Trojans were led by freshman Byron Wesley with 13 points and Garrett Jackson with 11.

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Travis Wear helps the Bruins advance to the Pac-12 quarterfinals with 12 points and eight rebounds against USC. (US Presswire)
Travis Wear helps the Bruins advance to the Pac-12 quarterfinals with 12 points and eight rebounds against USC. (US Presswire)
Southern California (6-26)211940
UCLA (19-13) «223355
USC:B. Wesley 13 Pts
USC:G. Allen 9 Reb
USC:M. Jones 5 Ast
UCLA:L. Jones 15 Pts
UCLA:D. Wear 10 Reb
UCLA:N. Powell 3 Ast

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Southern CaliforniaUCLA
Byron Wesley
Lazeric Jones
Southern California Trojans
G. Jackson, F395-130-031111
M. Jones, G392-83-66517
B. Wesley, G386-171-371113
E. Strangis, G321-42-22025
J. Blasczyk, C120-20-02040
G. Allen, G281-62-29044
A. Moore, G120-20-00000
J. Fontan, GDid Not Play
A. Fuller, FDid Not Play
D. Munoz, GDid Not Play
E. Smith, FDid Not Play
T. Sugiyama, GDid Not Play
C. Washington, FDid Not Play
D. Dragovic, GDid Not Play
Totals 15-528-132971340
UCLA Bruins
L. Jones, G385-123-432315
J. Anderson, G362-63-48207
D. Wear, F312-124-410128
T. Wear, F305-92-280112
T. Lamb, G243-80-02248
N. Powell, G220-50-05320
J. Smith, C82-31-10035
A. Stover, C70-10-02010
B. Lane, F40-00-00000
T. Trapani, GDid Not Play
M. DeMarcus, GDid Not Play
K. Jones, GDid Not Play
D. Brown, GDid Not Play
N. Kazemi, GDid Not Play
K. McCaskill, GDid Not Play
Totals 19-5613-1538101655
Pac 12
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Arizona St.7-1115-18124
Wash. State6-1213-18163
Oregon St.1-175-27281
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