Pac-10 Tournament Bracket Update: USC Defeats California, Advances To Semifinals

USC has defeated California, 70-56, to advance to the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament. The win saves USC's very slim at-large hopes and pretty much ends any chance of the Golden Bears somehow sneaking to the fringes of the NCAA Tournament bubble. Four Trojans scored in double figures to carry USC to a comfortable win.

The Trojans move to 19-13 on the season and will play the winner of the game between No. 1 seed Arizona and Oregon State on Friday. The Golden Bears' next game will likely be in the NIT, as they fell to 17-14.

USC took an eight-point lead at halftime, and wasted little time in advancing it to double digits. The Trojans went on a 14-2 run early in the second half, eventually taking a 48-31 lead on a layup by Donta Smith with 13:46 remaining. California got no closer than 10 points the rest of the way.

For more on this game, USC fans should join Conquest Chronicles, and California fans should head to California Golden Blogs. For more on the tournament, check out SB Nation Los Angeles.

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 10

No. 4 USC def. No. 5 California, 70-56

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon St. Beavers, 5:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

No. 2 UCLA Bruins vs. Oregon/Arizona State, 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net

No. 3 Washington Huskies vs. No. 6 Washington St. Cougars, 11:30, Fox Sports Net

Semi-Finals: Friday, March 11

Quarterfinals game 1 winner vs. quarterfinals game 2 winner, 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Quarterfinals game 3 winner vs. quarterfinals game 4 winner, 11:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net

Championship Game: Saturday, March 12

Semi-finals winners, 6:00 p.m., CBS

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