The Trojans were unable to edge the Tritons, who had lost six straight versus USC.
The show featured nearly 50 cars, including a Ferrari F430 and a Porsche Carrera.
USC knocked off No. 1 UC Irvine in straight sets Friday night at the Galen Center.
The Trojans will face two top-15 teams this week with conference standing on the line.
Hindered by a slow start, the Trojans fall to No. 2 UC Irvine but sweep UC San Diego.
The fifth ranked men’s volleyball looks to avenge last weekend’s losses to BYU.
Eco-friendly paraphernalia including T-shirts, water bottles and canvas bags are being sold around campus and will fund a new recycling program on The Row.
Students say the “Compton Cookout,” a themed party at UCSD, was racist and insensitive.