Trojans Sneak By No. 24 Wildcats

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jessica Cheeks made a 3-pointer with just under a minuteremaining and hit two free throws with 13.8 seconds left Sunday to helpSouthern California beat No. 24 Arizona 68-66 Sunday for the Wildcats' secondstraight loss.

UCLA beat Arizona 87-68 Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion.

Cheeks came off the bench to lead the Trojans with 15 points and threesteals. She didn't miss a shot, making three 3-pointers along with two fieldgoals from inside the arc, as well as two foul shots.

Ebony Hoffman had 12 points, and Rometra Craig added 11 for the Trojans(14-9, 11-4 Pac-10).

Dee-Dee Wheeler led Arizona (18-7, 10-4) with 20 points. Natalie Jonesscored 18 points, and Shawntinice Polk had 14 points and 10 rebounds for theWildcats before fouling out with nine minutes left.

Arizona lost despite shooting 56 percent (28-of-50) and outrebounding USC36-28. The Trojans shot 39.3 percent but forced 28 turnovers while committing18.

Cheeks' final 3-pointer gave the Trojans a 64-60 lead. The Wildcats made itclose on Wheeler's 3-pointer as time expired. It was Arizona's only 3-pointerof the game in four attempts.

USC was 7-of-19 from beyond the arc.

Categories:
Now on Pac-12 Network
10:00 AM PT

Airing on:

  • Pac-12 Network
Get Pac-12 Networks
Pac-12 Networks Channel Finder
Close