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USC looks to defeat Utah for first time since 2013

UP NEXT FOR USC

VS. UTAH

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Galen Center.

On the air: TV: ESPNU; Radio: 710.

Update: USC (12-6 overall, 3-2 Pac-12) hasn't beaten Utah (10-6, 2-3) since January 2013. ... The Trojans forced 22 turnovers in Wednesday's win against Colorado, part of the team's improved defensive play this month. ... USC announced Thursday that sophomore D’Anthony Melton will sit out the rest of the season after being linked to the college basketball bribery probe. ... Utah is ranked 265th in the country in rebounds per game. ... The Utes have lost their last three games. ... The Pac-12 reprimanded and fined Utah athletic director Chris Hill for his postgame outburst about officiating after the Utes’ loss to Arizona State last week.

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