USC snaps Utah’s five-game winning streak

USC released a statement a short while before tipoff that forward Chimezie Metu would play versus Utah. Metu played and he performed well in the 74-58 win.

Metu was the first Trojan to score in double figures as USC got off to a quick first-half lead. USC led by as many as 17 points in the first 20 minutes. The Trojans went into the locker room at the half with a 38-28 lead, which included a late run by the Utes.

Utah cut the their deficit to six midway through the second half. USC then proceeded to go on a 16-0 run to break the game wide open.

Metu had 14 points and 9 rebounds to lead the Trojans.

Senior forward David Collette paced Utah with 14 points and 7 rebounds.

Observaions

  1. USC looked like the far more athletic team on Saturday. The Trojans had a little extra bounce to their step against Utah. It was one of USC’s best wire-to-wire games of the season.
  2. Utah had trouble scoring against USC. The Trojans length and athleticism was too much for the Utes. USC broke Utah’s five-game winning streak.
  3. Freshman guard Jordan Usher came up big for the Trojans off the bench. Usher had 14 points off the bench. He was four of five from three point range.
  4. USC scored 31 points off the bench.
  5. Assured themselves of a first-round bye of the Pac-12 tournament.

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