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Isaiah White Scores 22 Points as USC Men's Basketball Gets Rare Win At Arizona, 87-73

Jan 7, 2021

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Isaiah White scored 22 points, freshman standout Evan Mobley had a double-double and USC picked up a rare win at Arizona, closing out the Wildcats 87-73 on Thursday night.

Mobley had 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Trojans (7-2, 2-1 Pac-12), who had lost 10 straight at McKale Center, where Arizona is now 114-13 in the last 127 games. Their last win was in 2008.

Drew Peterson came close to a triple-douple with seven points, eight rebounds and 10 assists.

Freshman Azuolas Tubelis scored 31 points with eight rebounds for the Wildcats (9-2, 3-2 Pac-12), who had their four-game winning streak end. Bennedict Mathurin added 11 points and Terrell Brown Jr. had 10.

White and Mobley combined to go 14 of 23 from the field and both were 5 of 6 from the line. White hit 3 of 5 3-pointers.

They were huge in the second half, combing for 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting when the Trojans shot 75% (21 of 28), including 4 of 6 behind the arc. They also outrebounded Arizona, which pulled down more than 50 boards its previous two games, 17-8.

The Wildcats had an 8-0 run for a nine-point lead early in the first half but USC erased that with a 10-0 burst and managed a 35-34 lead at the break.

The teams swapped the lead 11 times through the first seven minutes of the second half, the last when White made a layup at the 12:57 mark to make it 54Fre-53. Noah Baumann and Isaiah Mobley followed up with 3-pointers for an 8-0 run.

Mobley and White had back-to-back dunks to push the lead to 10 with nine minutes left. Arizona scored six straight but the Trojans never faltered, even when Isaiah Mobley fouled out with 3:38 to play and Ira Lee converted the three-point play to cut the lead to six. The Wildcats made just one of their last eight shots.

USC goes to Arizona State on Saturday when UCLA visits Arizona.

Gallery: (1-7-2021) USC 87, Arizona 73