USC basketball: Trojans lose at Oregon, 67-57, as road woes continue
Aside from that, the Trojans have yet to win a game on the road, a trend that continued Saturday as they fell to Oregon, 67-57, in USC's final visit to McArthur Court, which will be closed after the season.
The Trojans' Dwight Lewis converted a layup off a steal to tie the score, 47-47, with 5:43 left in the second half. But Oregon's Tajuan Porter made a layup on the other end with 5:05 left that started a 13-3 Oregon run that was capped at the 1:58 mark by a Malcolm Armstead three-pointer with the shot clock about to expire.
The Trojans were badly hurt during that run when a Class A technical foul was called on USC's bench with 4:35 left. It appeared the technical was called on third-year graduate student manager Stan Holt. Oregon's student section began chants of "you're fired" immediately after the call and Holt left the bench a few minutes later.
USC (12-9 overall, 4-5 in Pacific 10 Conference play) is now 1-6 in true road games this season. They did win three games in Hawaii during the Diamond Head Classic tournament, but those wins came on a neutral court. Saturday's loss snaps USC's four-game winning streak in Eugene.
Oregon (12-9, 4-5) won its second consecutive game against Los Angeles schools after beating UCLA, 71-66, in overtime on Thursday.
-- Baxter Holmes, reporting from Eugene, Ore.
Photo: USC point guard Mike Gerrity elevates past Oregon forward Jerome Jacob for a layup in the first half Saturday. Credit: Rick Bowmer / Associated Press