USC put a roadblock in UCLA's Pac-12 Conference title hopes by upsetting the Bruins, 75-71, in overtime, on Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion.
Jio Fontan, who had a key three-pointer in overtime, iced the game by making one of two free throws with four seconds left for the margin of victory. Ari Stewart had made two free throws with 11 seconds left to give USC a 74-71 lead. Byron Wesley had two layups in overtime for the Trojans.
Fontan and reserve Aaron Fuller led USC (9-13, 4-5 in Pac-12 play) with 15 points apiece. Eric Wise finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Trojans, who also got 10 points each from J.T. Terrell and Wesley.
UCLA (16-6, 6-3) was led by Shabazz Muhammad with 22 points and six rebounds while Travis Wear added 16 points and Jordan Adams finished with 13 points and three steals for the Bruins, who could have moved closer to the Pac-12 lead with a victory since unbeaten Oregon was trailing Stanford by 20 points in the second half Wednesday night.