The Arizona St. Sun Devils traveled to Southern California on Thursday to take on the USC Trojans in Pac-12 conference play. Both teams are struggling so far this season and the Sun Devils came to town with three players freshly on suspension. In the end, ASU was able to pick up the 62-53 win and even out their Pac-12 record at 1-1. USC drops to 0-3 in conference play with the loss.
ASU opened up a 10-point lead at halftime and never seemed much in danger, although the Trojans managed to outscore them in the second half, 29-28. Carrick Felix of the Sun Devils led all scorers with 22 points. Trent Lockett just missed picking up a double-double, with 19 points and nine rebounds on the evening.
Arizona State now holds an overall record of 5-9, while the Trojans drop to 5-11. The Sun Devils will play their next game on Saturday, January 7 as visit the UCLA Bruins.