It wasn’t easy, but the Cougars finally got a respite from their road woes on Wednesday night.
Joseph Young scored 26 points to lead Oregon to an 80-75 win against USC on Wednesday night.
Jakob Poeltl had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 11 Utah crushed Southern California 67-39 on Sunday.
Norman Powell scored 22 points, Bryce Alford added 21 and UCLA used a 26-6 run over both halves to put away Southern California 83-66 Wednesday night in the Bruins’ fourth straight win over their crosstown rival.
Anthony Brown had 21 points and 10 rebounds and Stanford hung on after getting outscored 10-1 in the closing minutes to beat Southern California 78-76 on Sunday night.
Thomas filled those big shoes by scoring a career-high 17 points to help Colorado beat Southern California 86-65 on Sunday for its sixth straight win over the Trojans.
Elijah Stewart scored 22 points and Nikola Jovanovic had 16 with nine rebounds on Sunday to help Southern California beat Boston College 75-71.
Jordan McLaughlin scored 18 points, dished out seven assists and led four players in double figures to propel Southern California to a 77-61 win over Loyola Marymount on Wednesday night.
Nikola Jovanovic scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for USC, helping the Trojans beat New Mexico 66-54 on Sunday.
Jovanovic had 13 points, 11 rebounds and game-saving block in the final seconds and USC held off a late rally to beat Cal State Fullerton 53-49 on Tuesday night.
Southern California has no seniors, just three juniors and two eligible transfers in coach Andy Enfield’s second season.
Justin Cobbs broke out of two-game shooting slump to score 22 points and freshman Jabari Bird added a pair of late 3-pointers as California beat Southern California 77-64 on Sunday night.
Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California 79-71 Sunday to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.
Southern California got big games from two freshmen and a couple of veterans, leading to the kind of collective offense the Trojans had been missing for more than a month.
Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored a season-high 19 points and No. 1 Arizona beat USC 73-53 Sunday night to improve to 17-0 for the best start in school history.