SC Smothers Washington State The Trojans never trailed in a dominant win over the Cougars

After three straight road games, the Trojans kicked off their final home stand of the season with an 87-64 win over Washington State on Wednesday.

Sharp-shooting and staunch defense gave the Trojans a 20-point lead at the half, and they didn't let up.

USC racked up 9 steals and 7 blocks (up from its average of 5.5 blocks per game, which ranks 12th in the nation) and outscored WSU off turnovers, 22-6.

Jordan McLaughlin led the charge for the Trojans, finishing just one rebound shy of the second triple-double in USC history.

The captain netted 16 points, plus 10 assists and 9 boards, falling just short of the mark set by Daniel Hackett in 2007.

Three other Trojans finished in double figures as well.

Chimezie Metu posted 15 points and nine boards, just missing his third double-double in a row.

Bennie Boatwright racked up 14 points, and freshman Jonah Mathews came off the bench to contribute 12 points.

Check out highlights of the big win:

Only one home game remains for the Trojans.

USC faces Washington on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., angling for its 23rd win of the season.

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