Oregon holds off USC in L.A.

It was a close game all night between the Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans, with Oregon pulling out the win 76-74.  Oregon is now 15-2 overall and are 4-0 in conference play for the first time since 1973-74.  To put that in perspective, Ernie Kent was a player for the Ducks back then.

Oregon was led in scoring by Damyean Dotson’s 16 points.  E.J. Singler was pivotal for the Ducks once again, putting up 14 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds.  Dominic Artis, Tony Woods, and Carlos Emory added another 10 points each.  Arsalan Kazemi was a beast on the boards once again with 11 rebounds, helping Oregon out rebound the Trojans 38-25.

Oregon allowed USC to put up their highest single game point total so far this season at 74.  J.T. Terrell led the charge for the Trojans with 22 points, with Eric Wise adding another 17.  This one literally came down to the last second, with Singler tipping a missed foul shot back to Kazemi with 1.4 seconds left to hold off the Trojans.

Next up, Oregon takes on UCLA in Pauley Pavilion on January 19th at 1pm PST.  Both teams are looking to stay undefeated in PAC-12 play.

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