CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Alexyz Vaioletama hit a layup at the buzzer, and USC slipped by Oregon State 56-55 Friday night in the Pac-12 season opener for both teams.
The win ends a six-game losing streak for USC (4-8).
Cassie Harberts scored 27 points to lead USC scorers. Vaioletama finished with six points. Christina Marinacci and Kate Oliver had 12 rebounds apiece.
Oregon State led 25-20 at halftime, but the game saw nine lead changes in the second half. USC shot 30.6 percent from the field for the game, but Oregon State shot 37.9 percent.
Jamie Weisner led Oregon State (6-7) with 27 points and five rebounds. Alyssa Martin added 10. ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley and Patricia Bright had five rebounds apiece.