The Trojans go cold in the second half and the Ducks overcome that nine-point halftime deficit. Nikola Vucevic had 15 rebounds. Marcus Johnson (5-17), Mike Gerrity (0-7) and Dwight Lewis (3-14) all struggled.
USC scored 12 points in the second half.
The Ducks pulled ahead on six straight points by LeKendric Longmire.
The Ducks are slowly chipping into the lead with 13:40 left.
It’s halftime and Alex Stepheson and Dwight Lewis each scored eight points for USC. Taj Porter has eight for the Ducks, who have uniforms that are impossible to read the lettering (black on black). Thanks Nike.
The Ducks cut the lead to six but Nikola Vucevic and Marcus Simmons scored back-to-back baskets.
The Trojans are shooting 47 percent as Alex Stepheson has 8 points with 10:16 left.
T-shirts are for sale tonight on campus for $5 that say, “Let them play,” on the front and “Hold The Mayo!” on the back.
We should have an in-game chat for tonight’s basketball game.
Oregon athletic director Mike Bellotti defended his program recently against the recent spate of problems.
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