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  • Trojans surprise rival Bruins in overtime

  • LOS ANGELES — Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller scored 15 points each and USC defeated UCLA 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid against the Trojans' crosstown rival.
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  • LOS ANGELES — Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller scored 15 points each and USC defeated UCLA 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid against the Trojans' crosstown rival.
    Eric Wise added 12 points and 11 rebounds, J.T. Terrell and Byron Wesley each had 10 points for the USC (9-13, 4-5 Pac-12), which held the Bruins to 38 percent shooting while snapping a two-game losing streak.
    The Trojans improved to 2-3 under interim coach Bob Cantu.
    UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad scored 22 points but missed two 3-pointers in the final 1:14 of overtime. The Bruins were 2 of 19 from 3-point range.
    Travis Wear, who returned after missing one game because of a concussion, added 16 points and Jordan Adams had 13 for the Bruins.
    UCLA (16-6, 6-3) has dropped three of their last four and are in danger of slipping out of second place in the league after losing their only game this week.
    The Bruins trailed by 15 points early in the second half and played from behind until Adams hit a jumper with 30 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 65 and force overtime.
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