USC thwarts UC Riverside’s upset pronounce with 67-62 prefer in OT

USC thwarts UC Riverside’s upset pronounce with 67-62 prefer in OT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley scored 20 aspects with 11 rebounds and Isaiah Mobley scored 16 with 12 and Southern California escaped an upset verbalize by UC Riverside, beating the Highlanders 67-62 in extra time on Tuesday night.

Evan Mobley’s dunk with 4: 05 left within the extra session gave the Trojans (9-2) the lead for fair correct but they by no manner created safe distance from the Highlanders (4-3).

Drew Peterson recorded support-to-support 3-level performs for the Trojans for a 61-56 lead with 2: 35 left in extra time. Dominick Pickett came support with a 3 for UC Riverside 19 seconds later, but Evan Mobley sank a pair of free throws, Peterson hit a jumper and the Trojans had enough room to steal on.

Peterson scored 12 aspects and Tahj Eaddy 10.

The Highlanders went on a 16-0 urge within the first half and led 25-14 on Wil Tattersall’s 3-pointer with 7: 56 earlier than halftime.

UC Riverside led 32-27 at halftime. USC’s 52-47 lead within the 2d half with 3: 10 left changed into the finest lead for either crew sooner than extra time.

Pickett led UC Riverside with 16 aspects.


USC entered the sport 5-0 all-time in opposition to UC Riverside, a success the final assembly 70-26 on Dec. 15, 2012. USC changed into compelled to vacate its 2008 victory in opposition to the Highlanders due to NCAA penalty. But that’s in line with the Trojans’ media knowledge.

The Highlanders’ media knowledge affords UC Riverside credit for wins in opposition to USC on Feb. 3, 1967 and Nov. 30, 1979 and puts the competitors at 6-2 in prefer of the Trojans.


UC Riverside: Faces Cal Poly on the boulevard for support-to-support contests on Friday and Saturday.

USC: Welcomes the Washington Huskies to town on Thursday.


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