USC squeaks by Stanford

USC squeaks by Stanford
February 15, 2013, 8:30 am
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USC swept the season series with Stanford after their win on Thursday night. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Jio Fontan scored 15 points and Southern California survived a late rally by Stanford to win 65-64 on Thursday night.

Dewayne Dedmon added 13 points and eight rebounds and J.T. Terrell had 12 points for the Trojans (12-13, 7-5 Pac-12), who have won four in a row. USC had lost nine of its previous 10 games at Maples Pavilion.

USC also swept the season series, having beaten Stanford 71-69 on Jan. 3 in Los Angeles.

Josh Huestis led the Cardinal (15-10, 6-6) with a career-high 22 points. Chasson Randle scored 16 points, including four 3-pointers, but missed a 3 attempt at the buzzer for Stanford.

Dwight Powell finished with 17 rebounds, the most by a Cardinal since Brook Lopez had 15 boards in 2008.