Trojans Come Up Short USC can't pull off the comeback against No. 5 Oregon

USC snapped a five-game Pac-12 win streak with an 81-70 loss to Oregon last night.

Down 11 early, the Trojans did everything they could to pull off one of their trademark comebacks this season.

The Trojans overcame a cold shooting night (37.3 pct from the floor, 22.2 pct from three) to hang with the Ducks all night in front of a nearly sold-out crowd on Social Media Night.

SC took its first lead of the game on a Jordan McLaughlin corner three, and built that lead up to 4 points.

But the Ducks had an answer for everything, it seemed.

USC's three scorers in double figures (Chimezie Metu, Bennie Boatwright, Elijah Stewart) were topped by Oregon's four (Dillon Brooks, Tyler Dorsey, Jordan Bell, Dylan Ennis).

Brooks fouled out with 3:28 to go, but the Trojans couldn't capitalize on his absence down the stretch.

McLaughlin moved into the No. 5 spot on USC's all-time assists chart with 4 against the Ducks.

Meanwhile, Elijah Stewart moved into a ninth place tie for all-time blocks at Troy and De'Anthony Melton moved up to sixth on USC's freshman single-season steals list.

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Despite the loss, USC's 21-5 record is its best since the 1992 season.

The Trojans now set their sights on a rematch with No. 10 UCLA, before heading to the Grand Canyon State to take on No. 9 Arizona and ASU.

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