The third-seeded Women of Troy were upset by Arizona State in Friday’s first round.
USC edged its way into the tournament’s final spot with Pepperdine’s win over Hawai’i.
The Trojans begin play in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships.
The No. 1-ranked USC men’s water polo team falls 9-8 to crosstown rival No. 2 UCLA.
No. 1 USC hosts Cal State Northridge in the first round of the MPSF tournament.
USC used a strong offensive showing in the second half to pull away from San Jose State.