Dewayne Dedmon could only watch from the USC bench as his Trojans watched a two-point lead turn into a seven-point deficit midway through the second half. The rest of the USC team was just as helpless as host Washington sunk 17 free throws without a miss over the final 17:40 to put the Trojans away, 65-57, on Wednesday night.
Instead of a season-saving victory, the Huskies are riding a four-game losing streak for the first time in five years thanks to a 57-53 loss to the eighth-ranked Arizona Wildcats.
C.J. Wilcox scored 21 points, and Washington used one of its best defensive efforts of the season to shake pesky Cal Poly 75-62 on Thursday night for the Huskies’ first three-game win streak of the season.
Scott Suggs played through the cramps to score a career-high 24 points, Aziz N’Diaye added 14 points, and Washington led by as many as 27 in the first half en route to an 87-74 win over crosstown rival Seattle on Thursday night.