It only took seven games, but last night the Trojans (17-12, 8-9) finally won. USC defeated Oregon (8-20, 2-15) 80-66 at the Galen Center. The Trojans are now tied with Arizona and Washington State for fifth place in the Pac-10 with only one conference game remaining.
DeMar DeRozan led the Trojans with 19 points. Daniel Hackett finished with 17 points, six assists and five rebounds. Taj Gaibson scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had four blocked shots.
On Saturday USC faces a revitalized Oregon State team. A victory will impact the Trojans seeding for the upcoming Pac-10 tournament. If USC has any chance at March Madness, they will have to win the Pac-10 tournament.
The Dance Team also had a strong showing.