USC jumped out to a 5-2 lead behind a basket by Byron Wesley and three-pointer by Garrett Jackson. A Maurice Jones three made it 8-2 before Solomon Hill answered with a three of his own. After another basket by Jackson, Turner scored four straight points and Arizona went into the timeout at 13:49 down 10-9.
After a three-point play by Jackson, Turner came up with a steal and a bucket to keep the USC lead to two. Two free throws by Jackson extended it to four and a two by Jesse Perry was answered by a three-pointer by Alexis Moore to give USC its biggest lead of the night. After a short jumper by Wesley, a three-pointer by Kyle Fogg forced the Trojans to call timeout up 20-16 with a little over nine minutes left in the half.
The Trojans came out of the timeout with four straight points that was chipped away at by a three-pointer from Fogg. However, the scoring for both teams shut down a bit and Sean Miller called timeout with a little under four minutes left as he was clearly frustrated. Out of the timeout, Nick Johnson hit a three and Fogg nailed a short jumper to tie the game at 24 with about 2:30 left.
With under a minute left, Turner came up with a steal and a dunk to give Arizona its first lead since 2-0 and then hit a floater at the buzzer, as the Wildcats went into the half up 28-24.
Arizona started the second half on a tear, as Turner hit two free throws, Fogg had a three-point play, and Johnson added a jumper. Those three plays were only answered by one bucket by the Trojans and USC called timeout less than two minutes into the second half, down 35-26. After an exchange of baskets, Hill came up with a three-point play to put Arizona up double digits with about 16 minutes left.
A few plays later, a three-pointer by Johnson gave Arizona the 13-point lead, but James Blasczyk hit a jumper to bring it right down to 11. After a Johnson free throw, Wesley tried to get something going for the Trojans, but Lavender responded with a three to make it 49-36 with 11:29 left. Less than a minute later, Turner found Angelo Chol on a fantastic pass and Chol hit the ensuing free-throw to give the Wildcats a 16-point lead.
After two free throws by Chol, Jackson and Jones gave USC two consecutive three-pointers to cut Arizona's lead to 54-44 with 7:17 left in the first half. Another basket by Jones brought the Trojans within eight points, but Turner was able to get to the line and hit a free throw while Hill followed with a three to put Arizona up 60-48 with 5:18 left.
Arizona's lead hit 16 when Turner hit a layup with about 1:49 left and the game was basically over.