February 11th, 2017
Tyler Dorsey hit two three pointers in the final 3 minutes of the game, and #5 Oregon defeated USC for the 14th straight time, 81-70 on Saturday night.
Chimezi Metsu scored 16 points for the Trojans, while Bennie Boatwright and Elijah Stewart had 15 in a losing effort. Turnovers were a problem for USC. They committed 16, which comes after committing 17 in their 1st game against the Ducks this season.
USC took their first lead of the game early in the 2nd half, and a Boatwright 3-point play gave the Trojans a 50-46 lead.
However, the Ducks went on a 22-8 run, which gave them a 68-58 lead, led by the strong play of star Dillon Brooks. Brooks scored 21 points before fouling out, while Dorsey added 19.
It was a tough shooting night for the Trojans. Boatwright was only 3-15 from the field, and 1-9 from behind the 3-point line. As a team, USC shot just 37% in the game.
Oregon’s win streak is its longest ever against the Trojans, and the Ducks’ longest against any Pac 12 opponent. They also held on to second place in the Pac 12, keeping pace with Arizona, who defeated Cal on Saturday night.
The Trojans now have a week until their next game at UCLA on February 18th. USC upset the Bruins last month, which extended their winning streak to four straight games over their crosstown rivals.