USC men's basketball vs. Oregon, 2.24.06 in the Sports Arena. USC lost 61-73.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Malik Hairston scored 16 of his 18 points in the final 12 minutes to help lead Oregon to a 73-61 victory over USC on Thursday night.
The Ducks' Aaron Brooks led all scorers with 20 and Ray Schaefer had 13 as Oregon (13-15, 6-9 Pac-10) defeated the Trojans for the seventh time in eight meetings.
Ryan Francis scored 18 points for USC (16-10, 7-8). Trojans scoring leader Nick Young finished with 14.
Gabe Pruitt, who scored 30 points in an 84-78 win over Oregon at Eugene on Jan. 28, missed his fourth straight game because of a fracture in his left knee.
Oregon, coming off a 67-37 blowout of Washington State on Saturday in the Ducks' final home game of the year, could get a first-round bye in next month's Pacific 10 tournament by finishing sixth or better in the conference. The Ducks are currently seventh, a half game behind USC.