LOS ANGELES -- Many in the crowd of 9,247 at Galen Center made their sentiments clear regarding Southern California freshman O.J. Mayo as the Trojans put the finishing touches on a 77-64 victory over No. 7 Stanford.
"One more year! One more year!" the fans chanted.
They just might get their wish.
Mayo, an almost sure lottery pick in this summer's NBA draft should he decide to make himself eligible, had 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists in Saturday's regular-season finale.
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"So far, I'll be returning," Mayo said with a smile one day after declining comment on the future. "I don't know. I think it's kind of selfish right now to be worried about next year.
"It's my first year. As a kid, I always dreamed about playing in March Madness."
That seems to be a virtual certainty for Mayo and the Trojans (20-10, 11-7), who enter the Pac-10 tournament having won five of six.
Mayo, averaging 20.9 points, said he plans to attend summer school.
"Wouldn't that be great if he did (return)? We'll be responsible and do what's right for him," USC coach Tim Floyd said. "He's a great kid -- I wish him the best whatever happens."
Kenny Brown scored 19 points, Robin Lopez added 16 and Brook Lopez had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Cardinal (24-6, 13-5), which lost its second straight.
Taj Gibson added 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots for the Trojans, who outrebounded the taller Cardinal 47-31.
Stanford came in averaging 7.2 rebounds more than its opponents to rank second in the conference. The Cardinal outrebounded the Trojans 48-31 in a 52-46 victory over USC two months ago, with 23 of its rebounds at the offensive end. USC had 18 offensive rebounds and Stanford 12 in this game.
Dwight Lewis had 14 points and freshman Davon Jefferson added 11 -- six on his second and third 3-pointers of the season.
Perhaps still feeling the effects of Thursday night's 77-67 overtime loss at No. 3 UCLA in which it blew a 14-point lead, Stanford fell behind by 14 in the opening 6½ minutes against USC. The Cardinal wan't closer than four points after that.
"No hangover," Stanford coach Trent Johnson said. "Fatigue was not a factor. USC was better, they were quicker to the ball."
No. 3 UCLA 81, CALIFORNIA 80, at Los Angeles -- Josh Shipp hit a rainbow jumper from behind the backboard with 1.5 seconds remaining to help UCLA rally from an 11-point deficit.
The Bruins' school-record 28th regular-season victory was in jeopardy until the very end. They trailed by four points with 31 seconds remaining, then freshman Kevin Love hit a 3-pointer off an inbounds pass from Darren Collison to make it 80-79.
Cal's Ryan Anderson was stripped of the ball in the corner. The Bruins eventually got it to Shipp, who was falling out of bounds when he put the ball up one-handed.
Love scored 22 points to lead the Bruins (28-3, 16-2), who go into next week's Pac-10 tournament on a seven-game winning streak. Shipp finished with 12.
Anderson scored 21 points for the Golden Bears (15-14, 6-12).
No. 2 MEMPHIS 94, UAB 56, at Memphis, Tenn. -- Joey Dorsey had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Tigers (30-1, 16-0) to a victory over the Blazers (22-9, 12-4) and a second consecutive perfect season in Conference USA.
No. 5 KANSAS 72, TEXAS A&M 55, at College Station, Texas -- Mario Chalmers and Darrell Arthur both scored 16 points and the Jayhawks (28-3, 1-3) clinched at least a share of their fourth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title.
No. 10 WISCONSIN 65, NORTHWESTERN 52, at Evanston, Ill. -- Brian Butch scored 20 points and matched his career-high with 14 rebounds as the Badgers (26-4, 16-2) clinched the Big Ten regular-season title.
No. 11 GEORGETOWN 55, No. 12 LOUISVILLE 52, at Washington -- DaJuan Summers hit a 3-pointer with 40 seconds to play and the Hoyas (25-4, 15-3) won consecutive Big East regular-season titles for the first time.
ARIZONA STATE 77, OREGON STATE 64, at Corvallis, Ore. -- The Sun Devils (19-11, 9-9 Pac-10) got career scoring highs from Eric Boateng (12) and Jamelle McMillan (12) against the Beavers (6-24, 0-18).
LOUISIANA TECH 87, SAN JOSE STATE 83, at Ruston, La. -- Kyle Gibson scored a career-high 28 points and double-digit efforts from four others gave the Bulldogs (6-23, 3-13) their second straight win. Ripon's Justin Graham had two points and three rebounds for San Jose State (12-18, 4-12).