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Colorado tops USC 83-74 with season-high 8 3-pointers, handing Trojans their 6th straight loss

  • Colorado guard Askia Booker, right, puts up a shot as Southern California center Omar Oraby defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Colorado guard Askia Booker, right, puts up a shot as Southern California center Omar Oraby defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Southern California guard Byron Wesley, center, puts up a shot as Colorado forward Dustin Thomas, right, defends and center Omar Oraby looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Southern California guard Byron Wesley, center, puts up a shot as Colorado forward Dustin Thomas, right, defends and center Omar Oraby looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

  • Colorado guard Jaron Hopkins, top, and Southern California guard Chass Bryan go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Colorado guard Jaron Hopkins, top, and Southern California guard Chass Bryan go after a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)  (The Associated Press)

Xavier Johnson scored 20 points and Colorado completed a season sweep of Southern California with an 83-74 victory Sunday, sending USC to its sixth straight loss.

Five players scored in double figures for the Buffaloes (19-7, 8-5 Pac-12). This is the school's best start after 26 games since the 1996-97 squad opened 19-7 and ended up in the NCAA tournament. But the Buffaloes are 5-4 since leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie's season ended because of a torn ACL that occurred on Jan. 12 at Washington.

Johnson, Askia Booker (18 points), Josh Scott (17 points), Xavier Talton, and reserve Jaron Hopkins accounted for all but four of Colorado's points, including a season-high eight 3-pointers.

Byron Wesley scored 21 points for the Trojans (10-15, 1-11), who are last in the conference under first-year coach Andy Enfield. Their only victory against a Pac-12 opponent was Jan. 22, when they beat California 77-68 at home.