A wild finish between Providence and USC ended with the Friars scoring on a last-second layup to finally take the lead.
A wild finish between No. 9 Providence and No. 8 USC on Thursday night ended with the Friars scoring on a last-second, go-ahead layup.
After a bizarre final two minutes filled with missed opportunities, free throws, and turnovers on both ends, Providence salvaged a late chance and completed the come-from-behind win. After a loose ball deflected off USC, setting up an out-of-bounds play under the basket, Rodney Bullock freed himself beneath the basket and banked in a wide-open look.
The Trojans missed a full-court attempt with a second left to seal the result, 70-69.
Providence advances to face No. 1 North Carolina on Saturday.