Jan. 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES (AP)--Reggie Moore had 21 points and six assists to lead Washington State past USC 67-60 on Thursday.
The Cougars (14-5, 4-3) trailed by as many as 15 before mounting a comeback midway through the second half.
Marcus Johnson had 16 points and Dwight Lewis 13 for USC (11-7, 3-3).
Washington State went on a 12-1 run in the second half to cut into USC's 15-point lead. Koprivica's three-pointer with 12:46 left made it 42-38.
Koprivica hit another three-pointer to put Washington State ahead 54-53 with 4:15 remaining -- the Cougars' first lead since midway through the first half. Koprivica made all three of his three-pointers in the second half.
The Cougars made 14 of 25 field goals and committed three turnovers in the second half.
Both teams struggled from the free-throw line, with USC converting 12 of 21 and Washington State making just 17 of 29.
USC extended a 34-24 lead at the break with a 7-2 run that included two dunks to open the second half.
In the first half, the Trojans scored nine unanswered points capped by Johnson's pull-up jumper to turn a 14-12 deficit into a 21-14 lead.
Washington State committed eight turnovers and shot 33.3 percent in the first half.