Washington St. 43 at USC 38

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Washington State edges USC 43-38
Saturday, Mar 3, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP)—Brock Motum scored 16 of his 27 points in the second half and Washington State withstood a late rally to beat Southern California 43-38 on Saturday.

Motum hit 12 of 21 shots as the Cougars (15-15, 7-11 Pac-12) held a 30-10 scoring advantage in the paint and 36-25 rebounding edge in picking up just their second conference road win.

Maurice Jones scored 11 points to lead USC (6-25, 1-17), which closed the regular season with a ninth straight loss to sit at the bottom of the league standings.

The Trojans trailed by 17 points when they came alive late. Alexis Moore capped a 16-2 run with a corner 3-pointer to pull the Trojans within 41-38 with 1:57 remaining.

Washington State went without a basket for the final 9:09 of the contest.

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 Washington St.
Brock Motum Brock Motum
12-21,  27 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists
 USC
Maurice Jones Maurice Jones
4-12,  11 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists

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