Late layup lifts USC over Oregon State 69-68

Late layup lifts USC over Oregon State 69-68
January 19, 2013, 10:30 pm
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Southern Cal guard Chass Bryan, right, steals the ball from Oregon State forward Eric Moreland, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)


LOS ANGELES (AP) Aaron Fuller's only basket, a layup with 4.8 seconds remaining, gave USC a 69-68 victory over Oregon State on Saturday night.

The lead changed hands eight times in the final 2:52. Eric Moreland fed Joe Burton for a layup with 12.6 seconds to play to give Oregon State (10-8, 0-4 Pac-12) a 68-67 lead.

Devon Collier's game-winning attempt was blocked by Eric Wise as time ran out.

Byron Wesley scored 12 of his 19 points in the first half, and Wise added 18 points for the Trojans (8-11, 3-3). J.T. Terrell, who passed to Fuller for the game winner, scored 11 points.

Roberto Nelson scored a season-high tying 26 points for the Beavers, who overcame a 15-point second-half deficit to take a 49-48 lead with 11:52 remaining. Burton and Collier scored 16 points apiece.