Behind 19-point outings from Camille LeNoir and Heather Oliver and 18 from Nadia Parker, the USC women's basketball team defeated UCLA, 87-76, Sunday at the Galen Center to split the season series.
UCLA, 14-7 overall and 5-5 in the Pac-10, was led by 20 points from Doreena Campbell.
The Trojans (12-9, 6-4) shot 47% in the first half, compared to UCLA's 22%, and had a 46-25 lead at the break.
Down by 21 points, the Bruins faced a major uphill climb but got off to a good start in the second half by scoring the first six points and using a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 14 at 49-35. Campbell scored eight of the 10 points in the run.
The Bruins closed the gap to 10 points, 55-45, after consecutive jumpers by Erica Tukiainen, Campbell and Atonye Nyingifa. USC, however, got the lead back up to 19, 68-49, with an 11-2 run.