USC, having rejoined the Top 25 this week after routing Southern Illinois on Sunday, defended their #22 ranking with a 66-55 win over Oklahoma at the Galen Center yesterday. Freshmen Devon Jefferson and O.J. Mayo, pictured above, led the way with 23 and 18 points, respectively. Up next for the Trojans: a home date with #4-ranked Kansas on Sunday, followed by a trip to #3-ranked Memphis on Tuesday.
Also yesterday, #19-ranked Gonzaga blew a 17-point lead against St. Joseph, but rallied to win in overtime, 70-65. The Zags are at UConn on Saturday, and then they’ll visit #6 Washington State next Wednesday.