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NCAA Game Summary - California at USC



(Wednesday, January 22nd)

Final Score: USC 77, California 69

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Nikola Jovanovic scored a career-high 23 points on 8-of-10 shooting as the USC Trojans held on to beat the California Golden Bears, 77-69, in Pac-12 action at Galen Center.

Pe'Shon Howard contributed a double-double in the contest, netting 12 points and dishing out 10 assists for USC (10-9, 1-5 Pac-12). Byron Wesley chipped in 14 points and seven rebounds, while Julian Jacobs tallied 12 points off the bench. The Trojans ended a five-game losing streak with the victory.

Justin Cobbs scored 22 points and had six assists to pace California (14-5, 5-1). Jordan Mathews netted 18 points, and David Kravish chipped in 10. The Golden Bears ended a six-game winning streak with the loss, which was their first in the Pac-12 this season.

USC connected on 56 percent of its shots in the first half, and took a 41-32 lead at the break. USC's defense came to play in the first frame, holding Cal to 32 percent shooting in the half.

Cal couldn't get any closer than seven points the rest of the way, with USC attaining its largest lead, 64-49, with 8:30 to play in the second half.

Cal was seeking its first 6-0 start in Pac-12 play since the 2003 season, while USC had lost its five straight games by an average of 22.4 points.

01/23 02:24:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1
 
Final
TAM 4
BOS 3
Final
MIA 9
NYM 6
Final
ATL 0
PHI 7
Final
BAL 4
MIN 6
Final
STL 5
PIT 4
Final
CHC 4
MIL 2
Final
CLE 1
DET 12
Final
OAK 6
SEA 1
Final
SDP 3
ARI 1
Final
COL 10
SFG 9
Final
KAN 4
TEX 3
Final
LOS 4
WAS 6
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
DET
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
TOR
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
MIL
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIN
CWS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
ANA
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
TEX
 
8:15pm Tonight
STL
PIT
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
SEA
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
ARI
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
WAS
 
Final
LOU 31
MIAMI 13
Final
DUR 5
NOR 1