Jordan Adams scored 22 points, Kyle Anderson had a career-high 21 points and 15 rebounds, and UCLA held off Arizona State 79-74 in overtime on Wednesday night to gain a share of the Pac-12 lead.
USC may have walked into the Galen Center on Wednesday night at .500 and well out of first place in the Pac-12, but they looked elite on the court when they upset conference leading #11 Arizona 89-78.
UCLA is back in a tie for first place in the Pac-12, following a two-game sweep over the Washington Huskies and Washington State.
Both the men’s basketball programs from USC and UCLA will open their Pac-12 conference schedules on the road on Thursday night in the Bay Area as the Pac-12 basketball season tips-off.
Kyle Fogg scored 16 points, Jesse Perry had a double-double and No. 16 Arizona pulled away in the second half to open the season with a 73-64 victory over Valparaiso on Monday night.
New men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak has pledged to make the University of Utah competitive again and restore the pride it experienced under Rick Majerus.