Arizona State turned up the defense and gave No. 23 USC a loss it didn't see coming.
The Sun Devils were supposed to be the warmup act before the Trojans faced No. 17 Arizona on Sunday night.
But Tra Holder scored 20 points, Savon Goodman added 17 and Arizona State knocked off USC, 74-67, on Friday night.
Nikola Jovanovic had 25 points and 15 rebounds for the Trojans (18-6, 8-4 Pac-12), who would have been within a half-game of first-place Oregon in the Pac-12 with a victory.
Gerry Blakes added 14 for Arizona State (14-11, 4-8).
"This one was big for us and it's a pivotal moment in our season," Holder said. "We were going after it. We were...