Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Spor
The USC Trojans use late free throws to upend the Cardinal after trailing at the half.
USC's Jio Fontan made two free throws with seven seconds left to put the Trojans up two. The Cardinal's Chasson Randle missed the game-tying jumper with three seconds left and Dwight Powell missed the put back to give the Trojans a win in their Pac-12 opener.
The Trojans went on an 18-9 run to tie it up at 51 with 10:56 remaining in the second half. Fontan finished with 15 points off the bench as Eric Wise added 14 points to help lead four Trojans in double-figures.
The Cardinal put four in double-figures led by Andy Brown's 17 points. Aaron Bright (12 points, five assists), Dwight Powell (11 points) and Josh Huestis' double-double (10 points, 12 rebounds). But they weren't enough to prevent the Cardinal from being upset.
Stanford fell to 9-5 while the Trojans are 6-8.