Thursday, February 24, 2011

USC surprises No. 10 Arizona, 65-57

Arizona star forward Derrick Williams drew a foul, his first in Thursday night's game against USC, and glared at Trojans Coach Kevin O'Neill.

"That's one with more to come," Williams told O'Neill.

Call it a saucy retort to O'Neill's comments earlier in the week that Williams was "the most protected dude I've seen since Michael Jordan," an implication that Williams was coddled by referees.

But Williams' prediction proved to be hubristic, as the national player of the year candidate played his worst game of the season, scoring a season-low eight points while his No. 10 Wildcats were upset by the Trojans, 65-57, before a rocking 6,857 at the Galen Center.

O'Neill said what he said to distract Williams, but also to make a point with officials, his main beef being that Williams averaged a nation-leading 9.2 free throws per game.

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