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Delon Wright scores 22 as Utah breaks away in second half to beat Southern California 84-66

  • Utah's Parker Van Dyke (5) drives up court after a steal as Southern California's Pe'Shon Howard (10) watches during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah's Parker Van Dyke (5) drives up court after a steal as Southern California's Pe'Shon Howard (10) watches during the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Utah's Delon Wright (55) brings the ball up court as Southern California's Omar Oraby, right, of Egypt, looks on in the second half during an NCAA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City.  Utah won 84-66.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Utah's Delon Wright (55) brings the ball up court as Southern California's Omar Oraby, right, of Egypt, looks on in the second half during an NCAA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 84-66. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Southern California's Omar Oraby (55), of Egypt, passes the ball as Utah's Jeremy Olsen (41) defends in the second half during an NCAA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 84-66. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Southern California's Omar Oraby (55), of Egypt, passes the ball as Utah's Jeremy Olsen (41) defends in the second half during an NCAA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Utah won 84-66. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Delon Wright scored 22 points, collected six rebounds, six steals and five assists to lift Utah to an 84-66 victory over USC on Thursday night.

Dakarai Tucker added 18 points and made four 3-pointers while Jordan Loveridge chipped in 16 to help the Utes (13-4, 2-3 Pac-12) snap a two-game losing streak.

Pe'Shon Howard led USC with 16 points and J.T. Terrell chipped in 12. It wasn't enough to prevent the Trojans (9-8, 0-4) from losing their fourth straight game in Pac-12 play.

USC lost despite shooting 50 percent (25-of-50) from the field. Utah matched the Trojans by shooting 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field. The Utes gained an advantage by also forcing 16 turnovers - including eight steals - and had a 27-14 edge in points off turnovers.

Utah broke open a close game early in the second half behind hot shooting from Tucker and Wright.