The USC Trojans basketball program will lose two more players, as freshman Alexis Moore and sophomore Curtis Washington have asked for their releases so they can transfer, according to the Los Angeles Times.
USC has granted sophomore forward Garrett Jackson permission to transfer, the school announced Wednesday afternoon. Jackson averaged 6.9 points and 3.1 rebounds this season, but came on strong toward the end of the year, scoring in double figures in eight of the final 13 games.
In a 64-54 defeat Wednesday night, the USC Trojans (6-21, 1-13 Pac-12) never lost their fight against the UCLA Bruins (15-11, 8-6), but another poor start offensively did them in as they dropped their fifth consecutive game and earned a loss for the 17th time in the past 19 games.
Utilizing their usual stingy defense, the USC Trojans (4-4) held UC Riverside (2-5) to just 11 points in the second half and were able to cruise to a 56-35 victory. The 35 points were the fewest allowed by the Trojans this season, as Greg Allen (11 points, three 3-pointers) and Alexis Moore (10 points) paced them offensively.
For the second consecutive game, the USC Trojans couldn't quite find enough late-game heroics, as they fell to San Diego State, 56-54. Down nine points late in the game, sophomore Garrett Jackson knocked down back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Trojans to 54-51 with 1:27 remaining.