NCAAB Game Recap - UCLA at USC
Sat Mar 7, 2020 3:15 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

USC 54, UCLA 52

Mar 7, 2020, 3:15 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UCLA (19-12)

22

30

52

USC (22-9)

24

30

54

Mathews, USC snap UCLA's 7-game streak on last-second 3
Sat Mar 7, 2020 6:46 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonah Mathews envisioned the possibilities in his head the night before: becoming USC's career 3-point shooting leader, beating UCLA in his final home game as a senior, hitting the winning shot.

Then he went out and did it.

Mathews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 1 second remaining on senior day, helping Southern California edge UCLA 54-52 on Saturday and end the Bruins' seven-game winning streak.

"I knew it was going in before I let it go," Mathews said of his step-back 3. "This is a dagger to their heart. I know it's going to stick with them forever; it's going to stick with me forever."

The Bruins (19-12, 12-6 Pac-12) came into the game tied for first with Oregon. Now they'll have to await the outcome of the Ducks' game against Stanford later Saturday. A victory would give the Ducks the title outright; a loss would allow UCLA to claim a share of its first league title since 2013.

"It took a great shot by Jonah Mathews to beat us," first-year UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. "We almost came in here on the road and pulled one out and they have NBA players on that team. We've come a long way and our season isn't over."

Mathews scored 19 points to lead the Trojans (22-9, 11-7), who tied for third in the league standings. He made five 3-pointers, becoming USC's career leader with 247. Onyeka Okongwu added 16 points.

"He's our senior captain," Okongwu said of Mathews. "We look up to him. We trust him fully."

Mathews' game-winning shot triggered a raucous celebration, with fans rushing onto the court.

"My teammates swarmed me, the gym was going insane," said Mathews, who is from nearby Santa Monica and had family and friends on hand. "To end it this way, you can't really ask for anything else. I'm super grateful."

UCLA had its chances against the Trojans. It was a close game throughout, with neither team leading by more than five points.

Trailing 51-50, Chris Smith passed to Jake Kyman, who fell down while backing up near the Bruins' bench for the turnover with 30 seconds to go.

"That's on me," Smith said. "Jake slipped coming off a screen. I should have taken an extra dribble and not passed the ball, but the floor was slippery and he fell."

USC inbounded the ball under heavy pressure and Smith drew his fifth foul, sending Okongwu to the line. The freshman missed both. The Trojans missed 6 of 10 free throws over the final 4 1/2 minutes, with Mathews responsible for three of them.

"Jonah missed those free throws to make that last shot," USC coach Andy Enfield joked. "An amazing way to finish his career at home."

Cody Riley made a pair of free throws to put the Bruins ahead 52-51 with nine seconds left, their first lead since early in the second half. Riley led the Bruins with 13 points off the bench. Smith finished with 12 points.

"To lose a game like that hurts a lot," Riley said. "We had the lead with nine seconds left and we needed one more stop, but we didn't get that."

BIG PICTURE

UCLA: The Bruins had already locked up a first-round bye in next week's Pac-12 Tournament. Unless they win the tournament and earn its automatic berth, however, they could miss the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. "I don't know who we'll play in our first game in the tournament but we're going to punk them," Smith said. "I hope we play USC again and I hope they come in cocky. We'll be ready for them."

USC: The win allowed the Trojans to clinch a first-round bye in the Pac-12 Tournament. "Going into the tourney we have supreme confidence," Mathews said. "We're going to be hard to beat on a neutral floor." They finished 14-2 at home, including 10-1 in their last 11. They completed a season sweep of the Bruins, having won 74-63 in Westwood on Jan. 11. They improved to 18-1 when holding opponents under 70 points.

IDENTICAL PERCENTAGES

The Trojans shot the same 41% from the floor, 3-point range and free throw line.

"I don't think I've ever seen that," Enfield said.

FAREWELL, MAYBE?

Okongwu said, "This could be my last game at Galen." He said he thought back about his season on his way to the game. He could decide to leave early for the NBA draft. "It's been a fun ride, but it's not over yet," he said.

UP NEXT

Both teams compete in the Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas.

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Leaders

UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Riley 13 0 0 3 1 0
C. Smith 12 0 1 6 2 1
USC PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Q. Adlesh 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mathews 19 0 1 5 3 0

Team Comparison

UCLA USC
Points For 52 54
Field Goals 16/51-31% 21/51-41%
Three Pointers 6/18-33% 7/17-41%
Free Throws 14/15-93% 5/12-42%
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Defensive Rebounds 22 26
Rebounds 32 36
Blocks 3 3
Steals 6 5
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 15 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - USC Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 USC 74 @ UCLA 63 I. Mobley 2 D. Singleton 2
Sat Mar 7 UCLA 52 @ USC 54 D. Singleton 3 D. Utomi 2

Game Information

Stadium: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 7,622
Game Time: