Eugene, Order – Drew Peterson scored 20 points, including a three-pointer who won the game, 11.5 seconds before the end, and Southern California’s No. 16 beat Oregon 70-69 on Saturday night.
Isaiah Mabley added 17 points to the Trojans (25-4, 14-4 Pac-12), which set a school record for the number of wins in the regular season.
“I’m very proud of the players, we had a great game,” said USC coach Andy Anfield. “It was a hostile environment, a lot of energy in the building. It was a big crowd. Their students swore at our players and threw things in the tunnel afterwards, but we achieved a great victory on the road. “
Quincy Guerrier scored 15 points for Oregon (18-10, 11-6), while De’Vyon Harman added 13 points, N’Fali Dante added 12 and Jacob Young added 11.
Ducks threw 38.7% off the field, including 6 on 23 on three-pointers.
“I thought we were in a hurry with some of them,” Oregon coach Dana Altman said of the three-pointers. “I thought we were too aggressive sometimes. We guys have to be aggressive, but I thought we were in a bit of a hurry. ”
Guerrier put the Ducks ahead 69-67 on 3-pointers in the 23 seconds left before Peterson responded with a three-pointer. Will Richardson of Oregon missed the shot.
“It was definitely cool,” Peterson said. “We put a high ball screen and they went under it. I saw a bit of space and decided to pull up, luckily he came in. Then we stopped. We worked tonight. Everyone contributed, and we won in a crazy environment. “
With 3:04 left before the game, Young beat the throw time with a deep three-pointer and put Oregon ahead 64-61 before Mobley made two free throws of the Trojans. Harman then went to Oregon’s basket before Max Agbonkpala responded with a bucket to get the USC within 66-65 of 1:26 to play.
Mable went to the basket, causing the Trojans to increase the score to 67-66 41 seconds before the end, but Guerrier followed the ducks with a three-pointer
The USC climbed 51-45 after Chavez Goodwin’s dunk before Harman followed a 3-point lead for the Ducks. Kobe Johnson followed the Trojans before Oregon scored six points in a row to take the lead in Dante’s two free throws.
The Trojans are back in the lead for a 3-point moble from 7:52 to the end of the game.
Oregon rallied with a 12-point deficit in the first half and led 32-31 at the break.
The Ducks tied the game 17-17 on a bucket from Dante and then the USC with 11 points in a row. Drew Peterson scored seven points during the segment before Goodwin made a couple of free throws to bring the Trojans ahead 28-17.
Reese Dixon-Waters made a three-pointer to bring the USC ahead 31-19 with 4:57 before the end of the half before Oregon scored the last 13 points before the break. Eric Williams Jr. soaked twice during that stretch before Harman made a free throw to get the Ducks within 31-29.
Young added a free throw, and Guerrier added two more free throws to bring the Ducks ahead at the break.
The big picture
USC: Trojans – 25-4 to set a record for the best start in the history of the school. … USC has won 72 games in the last three seasons, comparing the school record set in 2016-18. … Junior bodyguard Boogie Ellis, who ranks third on the team with 12.9 points per game, has returned to the starting lineup after missing Thursday’s game in Oregon due to an ankle injury.
Oregon: Oregon has 59-69 all the time against the USC, but Altman is 15-7 against the Trojans during his time with the Ducks. … Oregon sits alone in fourth place in the Pac-12, which goes until the last week of the regular season, as it seems to complete the first round of the conference tournament.
The ducks visit Washington on Thursday night.