March 1st, 2017
USC got a much needed win on Wednesday night. The Trojans took down Washington State 87-64 at the Galen Center. Jordan McLaughlin had 16 points, 10 assists, and 9 rebounds to lead the way for Southern Cal.
The Trojans had four players in double figures and opened up a 20 point lead by halftime. Much of that was the result of outscoring the Cougars 17-0 off of turnovers.
USC used a zone defense for much of the night to frustrate Washington State. They were up by as many as 28 points in the 2nd half. McLaughlin fell one rebound short of just the second triple-double in USC history.
WSU was led by Robert Franks, who scored 20 points off the bench for the Cougars. The win snapped a 4 game losing skid for the Trojans, who also received 15 points from Chimezie Metu, and 14 points from Bennie Boatwright.
USC will wrap up the regular season on Saturday afternoon against Washington, at the Galen Center.