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USC vs Utah Final: 56-52 - Recap
USC grabbed a 56-52 win over Utah on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Nick Rakocevic at Galen Center.
USC earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the -8.5-point spread.
USC got 14 points from Elijah Weaver and another 13 points from Jonah Mathews. Ethan Anderson contributed 3 assists, while Nick Rakocevic cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.
Utah got 13 points from Timmy Allen in a losing cause and another 11 points from Branden Carlson. Rylan Jones contributed 3 assists for them, while Riley Battin had 9 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Utah were victorious, as the score was 29-24 at the break.
Utah won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 33-32.
USC looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Colorado. Utah will aim to get back on the winning track at UCLA.