Fresh off their first loss of the season, the Trojans had the opportunity to get back on track against a Stanford team that was without its leading scorer.
USC took advantage, jumping out to an early lead and never trailing the entire game.
Jordan McLaughlin led the way with 15 points, including a coast-to-coast layup at the buzzer to give USC a 36-28 halftime lead. He also added 6 assists.
While McLaughlin led the way on offense, freshman Jonah Mathews shined on defense, racking up 4 steals and a block.
Defense is the key to playing time. Defense is a focal point. I take pride in it and it helps my offensive game. — Jonah Mathews
Metu notched his fourth double-double of the season, with 14 points and 10 boards.
He also blocked 2 shots, made 2 assists, and went 6-of-7 from the free throw line. Overall, the Trojans were 16-of-19 from the stripe, guiding them to a 72-56 win.
Check out the highlights of the win, which pushed USC to 15-1 on the season!
Next up for the Trojans is a 7 p.m. tilt against Cal on Sunday night at the Galen Center.
USC will honor the 2017 Rose Bowl Game champion football team, and fans will have the opportunity to take photos with the trophy!