Ducks down Trojans 78-66

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2014 at 10:25 pm •  Published: February 1, 2014

Southern California led 38-34 at the break, but Young's 3-pointer, four straight points from Calliste and Ben Carter's layup gave Oregon a 53-44 lead with 12:02 left. Richard Amardi made a free throw and Johnathan Loyd scored a layup to complete the run that put the Ducks in command.

"They did a good job both halves on their full-court and half-court pressure and we seemed to fumble balls and dribble a few off our feet. We threw it out of bounds. Just some unusual turnovers that we usually don't make," USC coach Andy Enfield said.

The Ducks, coming off a 70-68 loss to UCLA on Thursday night, went into the game ranked atop the Pac-12 and fourth in the nation with an average of 85.1 points per game.

Up next for Oregon is No. 1-ranked Arizona in Tucson on Thursday. But first, the Ducks will get a little break.

"Let's enjoy the Super Bowl and take a day off and unwind," Oregon coach Dana Altman said.

USC hosts rival UCLA next Saturday.

The game was played on Phil Knight appreciation night at Matthew Knight Arena. All fans were given a souvenir bobblehead of the Nike co-founder, who was celebrating his 76th birthday. During a timeout, the fans serenaded their most famous booster with "Happy Birthday."

Altman even joked about the bobblehead, given that two of the Ducks' players were suspended for the first nine games of the season for selling team merchandise, an NCAA violation.

"Make sure the team doesn't get any so we don't put them on eBay," Altman smirked, then added: "That's the first time I've laughed in a month."