LOS ANGELES -- Garrett Jackson scored a career-high 16 points and Southern California led all the way in beating Utah 62-45 Saturday night to win its first Pac-12 game and snap a nine-game losing streak.
Maurice Jones added 16 points and Greg Allen and freshman Byron Wesley had nine points each for the Trojans (6-16, 1-8), whose skid was the school's longest since it dropped 13 in a row during the 1989 season. Wesley added seven assists.
Dijon Farr led the Utes (5-16, 2-7) with 12 points and eight rebounds. Chris Hines and Jason Washburn added 10 points each in the matchup of the league's two worst teams.
Coming off a 27-point loss to UCLA two days ago, Utah fell to 0-11 on the road this season, although the Utes remain ahead of last-place USC in the conference standings.
The Trojans took control from the start, shooting 54 percent in the first half en route to a 32-14 lead at the break. Wesley hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, one of USC's four makes from behind the arc in the half. For the game, the Trojans made seven 3-pointers, including three by Allen.
The Utes committed seven of their nine first-half turnovers in the game's opening nine minutes, when they missed six of their first seven shots. They finished the half 5 of 17 from the floor and 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
USC opened the second half on a 17-10 run that extended its lead to 46-24.
The victory ended a demoralizing week for the Trojans. They lost 74-50 to Colorado on Thursday, with starting forward Dewayne Dedmon tearing the MCL in his left knee. He doesn't need surgery, but he's likely out for the season.
Dedmon joined fellow starters Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller and reserves Evan Smith and Curtis Washington as scholarship players lost to season-ending injuries. USC now has six scholarship players on its active roster.