Trojans Rally to Edge WSU
Jan. 24, 2009
The Trojans (13-6, 4-3) rebounded from a 78-73 loss to Washington Thursday night in Seattle.
Freshman Klay Thompson had 15 points and, Aron Baynes had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars (11-8, 3-4).
With 49 seconds to go, Marcus Johnson made a jump shot to give USC a 42-41 lead and the Trojans scored a basket on a Cougars' turnover with 15 seconds left for a 3-point lead.
Thompson missed a layup that would have tied the score with five seconds left.
Washington State led 19-18 at halftime and was ahead most of the second half, holding a 5-point lead with five minutes to play.
Taylor Rochestie, the Cougars' leading scorer, didn't score in the opening half and contributed only six points.
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