LOS ANGELES – Jillian Alleyne and Lexi Petersen combined for 45 points but it wasn’t enough as the Ducks lost, 74-67, to USC on Monday night at the Galen Center.
Oregon (11-2, 0-2 Pac-12) turned the ball over 21 times in the game, leading to 25 points for the Women of Troy.
HOW IT HAPPENED: Oregon took a four-point lead into halftime behind 10 points and 10 rebounds by Alleyne in opening 20 minutes. The Ducks’ defense held USC to just eight points in the second quarter.
That changed after the break, however, as USC outscored the Ducks 22-12 in the third quarter. Oregon turned the ball over seven times in the final five minutes of the quarter.
USC pushed the lead to double digits in the fourth quarter, 66-53, with 2:50 left to play. Oregon tried to foul and get back in the game, but USC knocked down 18-of-24 free throws to ice it.
BOX SCORE: Alleyne finished with 23 points and 17 rebounds in the game, good for her 82nd career double-double the 29th straight game she has posted one. Petersen scored 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting. The senior guard has 20+ points in four of her last six games.
RECORD BOOK: Alleyne’s 82nd career double-double puts her just three behind Chiney Ogwumike for the Pac-12 record of 85. Bev Smith owns the Oregon record with 88 career double-doubles.
UP NEXT: The Ducks will visit rival Oregon State on Friday night.