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USC basketball celebrates running LA after Tahj Eaddy's UCLA game-winner

Mar 6, 2021, 6:49 PM PST
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USC basketball vs. UCLA | Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images
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USC basketball did it again! The Trojans downed UCLA with the final shot of the regular season on Saturday, keeping their hopes of a Pac-12 title alive.

Tahj Eaddy's last-second game-winning three-pointer at Pauley Pavilion was the thing of dreams in a rivalry matchup, especially one with so much on the line.

If the Trojans had lost to the Bruins, they would have been knocked out of the Pac-12 Championship race. Now, USC awaits Sunday's matchup between Oregon and Oregon State. If the Beavers defend their home court, the Pac-12 regular-season crown will be the Trojans for the first time since 1985.

But that's a conversation for later. For now, it's time to bask in the glory.

Tahj Eaddy's glorious triple lifted USC basketball over UCLA

Did that one look familiar?

That's right. In the season-finale last year Jonah Mathews dropped a three at the buzzer to beat the Bruins.

USC basketball alumni had things to say about it.

Last year's hero sure took notice.

USC football players were also right there celebrating the victory and the Trojans continued reign of UCLA.

That's four-straight wins over UCLA in basketball and two straight victories over UCLA football.

The Trojans loved it.

Athletic director Mike Bohn loved it.

The shot was incredible, especially because the Trojans trailed for most of the game. UCLA by as many as 13 points in the first half. USC trailed by 11 at halftime.

When it comes to the Pac-12 title, USC did what they had to do this weekend. Wins over Stanford and UCLA were essential to overcoming last weekend's slip against the Mountain schools.

The Trojans' fate is in the hands of Oregon State, who will take on Oregon at 5:00 p.m. PT on Sunday.

Whether USC spends Sunday night celebrating or bemoaning their missed opportunity, the Trojans will next turn their eyes to the Pac-12 tournament. The action begins on Thursday with USC holding either the No. 1 or 2 seed.

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