No. 18 Arizona State Defeats USC, 65-53
Feb. 15, 2009
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Derek Glasser scored a career-high 18 points and Jeff Pendergraph had 12 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 18 Arizona State to a 65-53 victory against Southern California on Sunday night.
The Trojans (15-9, 6-6) and Sun Devils 20-5, 9-4) played close most of the game, but Arizona State pulled away in the final minutes and USC coach Tim Floyd wasn't on the sideline to see the finish.
Floyd was given two technical fouls and ejected with 47.9 seconds remaining for arguing an offensive foul called against Daniel Hackett with ASU leading 57-51.
Glasser made six free throws in the final 47.9 seconds to wrap up the win and give Arizona State its first back-to-back 20-win seasons since 1980-81.
Freshman DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points to lead USC, which has lost three straight for the first time this season.