Slow Start Dooms Trojans vs. Bruins
Feb. 4, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Josh Shipp led UCLA four players in double figures with 19 points and the 15th-ranked Bruins defeated crosstown rival Southern California 76-60 on Wednesday night for their third consecutive blowout victory.
The Bruins (18-4, 8-2) took sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 over No. 22 Washington, which was idle. They were coming off weekend routs of California and Stanford by 15 and 34 points, respectively.
This one got so out of hand that even 98-year-old former UCLA coach John Wooden joined fans streaming out of Pauley Pavilion with 4 1/2 minutes remaining and the Bruins leading by 24 points.
Alfred Aboya had 14 points and tied his career high with 12 rebounds for the Bruins, who notched their largest victory over USC since a 21-point win in 2005.
Dwight Lewis scored 20 points for the Trojans (15-7, 6-4), who had their three-game winning streak snapped.