Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Eric Wise scored 19 points as the USC Trojans topped the Dayton Flyers in overtime, 63-61, in a non-conference thriller at the Galen Center.
Aaron Fuller had a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds and Dewayne Dedmon chipped in 10 points for USC (5-8) which had lost seven of its previous eight games.
Kevin Dillard scored 13 points to pace Dayton (9-4) which had won five of its previous six. Devin Oliver posted his fourth double-double of the year by scoring 11 points while bringing in 12 rebounds and Josh Benson added 11 points.
The Trojans had a 27-20 lead at halftime after shooting 40.0 percent from the field while holding Dayton to 30.8 percent shooting in the first half.
With the game knotted at 51-51 Jio Fontan sank a driving shot with 5.5 seconds remaining in regulation to give USC a 53-51 lead. On the ensuing possession Oliver put in a layup at the buzzer off an assist from Dillard to send the game to overtime.
In the overtime the Trojans led by three points with less than 5.8 seconds left when the Flyers took possession. Dillard was fouled and nailed both free throws to bring the Flyers to within a point. The Flyers had a chance to win or force another overtime after USC went 1-of-2 from the free throw line on the next possession but Dillard's last second shot was off the mark.
Dayton lost despite recording a season-high 13 steals.