LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joseph Young scored 26 points to lead Oregon to an 80-75 win against USC on Wednesday night.
Dillon Brooks and Elgin Cook each scored 15 points as the Ducks (18-7, 8-4 Pac-12) never trailed and won their fourth straight.
Young scored on a drive to give Oregon a 72-62 lead after USC went on a 5-0 run. He made a 3-pointer from the corner out of a media timeout to put the Ducks ahead 64-51. Young broke a 41-41 tie with three straight baskets early in the second half on a jumper, a layup and a 3-pointer.
Julian Jacobs scored 18 points to lead the Trojans (9-15, 1-11), who have lost nine straight, their longest streak since they dropped 10 in a row last season. USC pulled to 76-73 on Jacobs’ drive with one minute left before Kahlil Dukes missed a 3-point attempt.
Young effectively sealed the season-series sweep with two free throws with 20 seconds remaining.
Oregon took a 35-27 lead into halftime behind Young’s 10 points and Jalil Abdul-Bassit’s eight. The Ducks shot 50 percent in the first half and led by 14 points on a breakaway dunk by Jordan Bell.
USC missed 11 of its first 13 field-goal attempts and shot 33 percent in the first half. It took three timeouts but only one resulted in a run.
Oregon: Bell had eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and four rebounds after he was suspended the previous game for an incident involving a parking citation. … The Ducks have won 10 straight against the Trojans, the longest streak in the series.
USC: Five of the Trojans’ past nine losses have been by five points or fewer. The Trojans lost despite shooting 47 percent from the field. … USC held its previous six opponents to a combined 41 percent shooting but allowed Oregon to shoot 58 percent.
Oregon visits UCLA on Saturday.
USC is host to Oregon State on Saturday.
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