1/28/21 LOS ANGELES, Ca- The USC Trojans (13-2, Pac-12, 7-1) hosted the Oregon State Beavers (8-5. Pac-12, 7-3) and wanted some payback from last Tuesday two-point loss, 58-56, on the road in Corvallis, Oregon.
The Trojans took a 7-4 lead over the Beavers after a layup by Isaiah Mobley. Mobley said something after his basket and was giving a technical foul. Jarod Lucas made two free throws to make the score 7-6.
The Beavers got their first lead of the first half 11-9 after Lucas made a three-point basket. Oregon State increased their lead to 14-9 when Lucas made another three-point basket.
The Trojans tied the game 14-14 after Noah Baumann's three-point basket with 12:23 left in the first half. USC regain the lead 16-14 after a jump shot by Chevez Goodwin. Isaiah Mobley gave the Trojans the lead back 18-17 after his dunk.
USC head coach Andy Enfield called a timeout with 7:54 left in the first half after a jump shot by Maurice Colloo gave the lead back to the Beavers 19-18.
Noah Baumann gave the Trojans a 23-19 lead after making back-to-back baskets. The Beavers would tie the game 25-25 after a three-point shot by Ethan Thompson. USC would regain the lead 28-27 after a basket by EaddyTahj.
The Trojans led at halftime 30-27, after a dunk by Evan Mobley. Evan Mobley and Baumann led USC in scoring both with 8-points. Lucas led Oregon State in scoring with 10-points.
USC made 13 of 39 shots in the first half, 33.3 percent, 3 of 14 from three-point range, 21.4 percent, and committed six turnovers. Oregon State made 10 of 27 shots, 37.0 percent, 3 of 11 from the three-point arc, 27.0 percent, and committed seven turnovers.
The Trojans led in the second half 42-35 after a three-point basket by Ethan Anderson. Evan Mobley gave USC a six-point lead, 47-41, with his two-hand dunk.
Isaiah White gave USC a 51-43 lead after making a pair of free-throws, Goodwin made a basket that gave the Trojans a ten-point lead 53-43, forcing the Beavers to call a timeout with 10:23 left in the game.
Drew Peterson's three-pointer gave USC a 58-46 lead. Thompson's three-point basket had the Beavers trailing by nine-points 58-49, with 8:00 minutes left in the game.
The Trojans led 65-49 after Baumann made another three-point basket with 6:59 left in the game. Oregon State was hanging in there, went on a 9-0 run, trail 65-58 after a three-pointer by Julien Franklin with 3:33 left in the game.
Thompson's jump shot in the paint had the Beavers down 67-60 with 2:30 left in the game. White made a layup to give the Trojans a little breathing room leading 69-62. USC went on to beat Oregon State 75-62 and improved their record (13-3, Pac-12, 7-2).
Evan Mobley led the Trojans in scoring with 14-points 13 rebounds, Isaiah White and Noah Baumann both had 11-points, Ethan Anderson 10-points, and Isaiah Mobley 9-points. Thompson led Oregon State in scoring with 20-points, Jarod Lucas 18-points, and Warith Alatishe 8-points.
USC outrebounded Oregon State 48-30 while committing 15 turnovers and the Beavers 11 turnovers. USC's next game would have been against the Oregon Ducks on Saturday, was postponed.
The Trojans will not play until next Tuesday, February 2, on the road against the Stanford Cardinal. For more photos from this game, click on the link below. #ncaa #pac12 #trojansmbb #oregonstatembb #usc #oregonstate #evanmobley #ethanthompson #noahbaumann #tgsportstv1