USC improved to 9-7 in Pac-12 Conference play and moved to within one game of .500 with a 57-56 victory over Arizona State on Saturday afternoon at the Galen Center.
The Trojans (14-15) built a 17-point lead in the first half and led by as many as 14 points with 7:34 left in the second half before fending off a late Sun Devils rally.
Each team had only three players in double figures and neither team shot well -- Arizona State made 42.9% (24 of 56) of its shots from the field while USC connected on only 39.2% (20 of 51).
Eric Wise, who made two free throws with 19 seconds left for a 57-52 lead, led the Trojans with 12 points, six rebounds and two assists. Byron Wesley, who made four of five shots from the field, had 11 points and J.T. Terrell finished with 10 points and three steals for USC.