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USC can't quite get over the hump and falls at Oregon State, 59-55
USC can't quite get over the hump and falls at Oregon State, 59-55

— USC threw everything it had at Oregon State in crunch time Saturday, but the Beavers always had an answer. Gary Payton II recorded his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Beavers to a 59-55 victory over the Trojans. "They played really hard, they played excellent defense, and unfortunately, we came out on the short end of the stick," said USC Coach Andy Enfield, whose team fell to 1-6 in Pac-12 Conference play and 9-10 overall. Jarmal Reid scored 14 points, including the go-ahead basket with 10:02 to play, as the Beavers (14-5, 5-2 Pac-12) won their third in a row in a game that featured 12 lead changes and four ties. "Our...

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