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USC wins 3rd straight, beats Washington 71-60

Posted: February 10, 2013 10:17 p.m.
Updated: February 10, 2013 10:17 p.m.
USC forward Dewayne Dedmon, left, defends Washington guard Abdul Gaddy on Sunday in Los Angeles. USC forward Dewayne Dedmon, left, defends Washington guard Abdul Gaddy on Sunday in Los Angeles.
USC forward Dewayne Dedmon, left, defends Washington guard Abdul Gaddy on Sunday in Los Angeles.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — J.T. Terrell scored 18 points and Eric Wise scored 12 as USC defeated Washington 71-60 on Sunday night.

The Trojans (11-13, 6-5 Pac-12) never trailed in winning their third game in a row. Omar Oraby scored nine points, all in the first half, and Dewayne Dedmon had eight points and nine rebounds.

Wise completed a three-point play for a 65-58 lead and Terrell and Jio Fontan each sank a pair of free throws down the stretch for USC. The Trojans made 14 of 15 free throws, with the only miss — by Fontan, who was 5 of 6 — coming in the final minute.

Scott Suggs scored all 16 of his points in the second half to lead Washington but the Huskies (13-11, 5-6) lost for the sixth time in seven games. Washington made only 4 of 14 free-throw attempts — and 1 of 6 in the second half.

Abdul Gaddy had 12 points and Aziz N'Diaye had 10 points and 12 rebounds. C.J. Wilcox, the Pac-12's fourth-leading scorer, was held scoreless in the second half and finished with eight points.

Suggs made consecutive baskets, including a tough left-handed bank shot with 5:20 remaining, and a 3-pointer to pull Washington to 63-58 with 3:30 left. He scored a long 2-pointer with the shot clock about to expire to make it 66-60.

But Shawn Kemp Jr. fouled out on Washington's next possession and the Huskies turned it over on their following two possessions.

USC sat Fontan with four fouls for more than 9 minutes but backup Chass Bryan helped maintain the lead with a pair of 3-pointers, the last after Washington got within 58-51 on a dunk by N'Diaye.

Terrell sank a 3-pointer to put USC up by 14 points early in the second half before Washington went on a 12-4 run. Andrews scored the final four points on a tip-in and a strip of Bryan for a layup.

USC shot 53 percent from the field in the first half and led 40-29 behind Terrell's 10 points, Oraby's nine and Fontan's six assists.

Washington's sixth and seventh turnovers led to an alley-oop dunk from Byron Wesley to Terrell, then a Terrell 3-pointer to push the Trojans' lead to 35-16. Washington called a timeout and came back with a 7-2 run but still couldn't contain USC defensively.

Oraby completed a three-point play on a foul by Kemp and he dunked uncontested off a feed from Fontan late in the first half. The Huskies committed seven turnovers in the first 20 minutes, including traveling and double-dribble violations.

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