Men take care of business against Trojans

LOS ANGELES - When The Washington Huskies lost to Oregon on the road in the middle of January, reaching .500 in conference appeared to be a pipe dream. After a a 93-82 victory over USC on Thursday night in Los Angeles, the hoop dawgs appear to be living the dream, or at the least a very charmed life of late.

Brandon Roy scored 17 points to lead Washington, with Will Conroy and Mike Jensen added 16 points apiece for the Huskies (10-8, 5-5 Pacific-10 Conference), who earned their fifth consecutive victory, despite being down early in the game by as many as eleven points. It extends their longest winning streak in five years.

Washington had not won five games in succession since 1999. Jensen's point total was a career high for the forward from Covington, Washington. He also came up with a team-high 8 rebounds. Tre Simmons' 14 points and Nate Robinson's 10 finished off the Dawgs' double-digit scorers.

Desmon Farmer scored a game-high 31 points for the Trojans (9-10, 4-6) who have lost five of seven. Rory O'Neil came off the bench to score 12 points.

A 21-4 Washington surge late in the first half staked the Huskies to a 43-37 halftime lead. The Trojans scored only one point in the final 2:40 of the half. Roy, Jensen and Tre Simmons each scored five points during the run, as the Huskies scored all but six of their points off turnovers.

USC narrowed the deficit to 70-66 on 3-pointer from O'Neil with 8:02 to play. But Washington's Curtis Allen responded with his own 3-pointer to extend the Huskies' lead to 73-66 with 7:30 remaining.

Points: Roy 17, Jensen 16, Conroy 16, Simmons 14, Robinson 10, Allen 9, B. Jones 4, Rollins 4, A. Washington 3
Rebounds: Jensen 8, Roy 7, Simmons 4, Robinson 3, Conroy 3, Allen 3, TEAM 2, Rollins 2, B. Jones 2, A. Washington 1
Assists: Roy 5, Conroy 5, Allen 3, Jensen 1, Simmons 1
Steals: Simmons 2, Jensen 1, Robinson 1, Roy 1, Conroy 1
Blocks: Roy 1 Top Stories