LOS ANGELES – A Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship banner would have made a nice addition to the new Galen Center, where the rafters are rather barren, accentuated only by the two retired jerseys that USC recently added. The Trojans have fought all season to prove they are a program on the rise, and they wanted something to show for all that hard work. But the game got ugly from there, with Oregon (26-7) going on a 19-2 run led by seven points from Aaron Brooks. Young, USC’s leading scorer at 17.6 points entering the game, didn’t make a basket until hitting a 3-pointer with 4:13 left in the first half and the Trojans already down by 15. Dating back to Friday’s game against Washington State, he went 40 minutes and 56 seconds without scoring a point. “He’s tough to guard,” Oregon’s Bryce Taylor said of Young. “But I just try to be physical, get in his head a little. I kind of know when he’s going to get his shot. He starts running much harder.” If USC had any hopes of coming back, trailing by 13 at the half, they were squelched early by Taylor, who scored the first eight points of the second half to open up a 21-point lead for the Ducks. The Trojans’ deficit swelled to 37 after a 31-9 run by the Ducks, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Taylor. Taylor finished with 32 points, making all 11 of his shots – including seven 3-pointers. On defense, he held Young to 10 points. “That’s part of his game,” said Young. “He’s a streaky shooter. When’s he’s in a zone, he’s on. Tonight was just one of those nights for him.” The Trojans accomplished what they set out to this week – strengthen their position for the NCAA Tournament by winning two games. But getting so close to a title only to get blown out erased the positives. “We’re going to treat it as an aberration,” Floyd said. “I got a lot of belief in these young men.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We were too hyped,” Nick Young said. “We were too serious before the game. It’s not something we usually do. We are always joking around. But everybody took this game a little too seriously. That kind of got to us. It got in our heads.” The Trojans (23-11) are expected to make the NCAA Tournament, and will watch the selection show on television today at Galen Center. However, they won’t go in with the momentum or seeding a victory and tournament title would have brought. “If they watched today, we might be a 16,” coach Tim Floyd said of seeding. USC, which beat Oregon in two regular-season meetings, got the jump on the Ducks again with a 7-2 start. They wanted a banner. Maybe too much. USC came out flat and played its worst game of the season Saturday, losing 81-57 to No. 16-ranked Oregon in the Pac-10 Tournament final at Staples Center.