No. 2 Bruins Storm Back To Beat No. 19 Troajns, 70-65
Feb. 8, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Darren Collison scored 17 points and No. 2 UCLA capitalized on a late-game technical foul to beat 19th-ranked Southern California 70-65 Wednesday night to take a two-game lead in the Pac-10.
The Bruins (21-2, 10-2) trailed until there was about six minutes left against the Trojans (18-7, 8-4), who dropped to third behind UCLA and second-place Washington State.
UCLA extended its Pauley Pavilion winning streak to 18 games as the Pac-10's only undefeated team at home.
Arron Afflalo scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half, including two free throws that gave UCLA the lead for good with 4 1/2 minutes left. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Nick Young led USC with 20 points, Gabe Pruitt added 16 and Lodrick Stewart 13. It was Stewart's technical foul for spiking the ball that led to the Trojans' undoing against their crosstown rivals in front of a raucous crowd that included former UCLA coach John Wooden and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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