NCAAB Game Recap - Louisiana State at USC
Sat Dec 21, 2019 9:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
UTRGV
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Louisiana State (7-4)

35

33

68

USC (10-2)

28

42

70

Southern California rallies for 70-68 victory over LSU
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:21 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California bolstered its non-conference resume with another big win on Saturday night.

The Trojans trailed by seven midway through the second half against LSU but rallied for a 70-68 victory in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at Staples Center.

USC has won four straight and is 10-2 with one game remaining until it begins Pac-12 Conference play. The Trojans were 6-6 at the same point last season.

Two of their last three wins have come against Power Five teams. They won at TCU on Dec. 6 and also have a victory earlier this season at Nevada.

"I feel great. To have the record that we do and playing like we are right now is big," USC coach Andy Enfield said.

Jonah Mathews led USC with 15 points. The senior's 3-pointer with 4:22 remaining put the Trojans ahead for good and was part of a 13-2 run. McKay Anderson hit a pair of 3-pointers, including one with 3:09 remaining to extend USC's advantage to 66-59.

LSU made one final run and got within a basket on a couple occasions. Mathews missed a free throw with 3 seconds remaining but Javonte Smart's jumper was blocked by Onyeka Okongwu at the buzzer.

"We have started to get comfortable playing with each other and are in a nice flow. This is a real big win and gives us confidence," said Nick Rakocevic, who had 14 points and nine rebounds.

Anderson scored 11 points while Daniel Utomi and Okongwu added 10 apiece. The Trojans shot only 41% from the floor, but 11 of their 25 field goals were 3-pointers.

"We made them shoot 31 3's, which was the game plan coming in but Matthews got hot for a little stretch and it was too much for us to overcome," LSU coach Will Wade said. "They did a good job of adjusting at halftime. We lost Mathews a couple times."

Skylar Mays led LSU (7-4) with 21 points. Trendon Watford added 17 and and 10 rebounds and Darious Days had 12 points and 11 boards. The Tigers outscored the Trojans by 20 in the paint (42-22) but were 3 of 18 from beyond the arc.

LSU was up 50-43 with 11:20 remaining when the Trojans went on a 7-2 spurt to close within a basket. USC though wasn't able to make key shots and take the lead until 4:51 remaining when Rakocevic made a pair of free throws.

Mays hit a pair of free throws to put LSU back in front before the Trojans went on their big run.

LSU jumped out to an 13-6 lead before Kyle Sturdivant scored eight points during an 18-7 run to put the Trojans up 24-20 with 7:19 remaining. The game was tied at 28 when the Tigers scored the last seven points of the first half.

BIG PICTURE

LSU: The Tigers have dropped two straight and this was their third loss this season by two points.

USC: The Trojans have connected on 41.7% of their 3-point attempts over the past four games (35 of 84) after making just 32.2% in their first eight.

UP NEXT

LSU: Host Liberty on Dec. 29.

USC: Host Florida Gulf Coast on Dec. 29.

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Leaders

Louisiana State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Bishop 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hyatt 0 0 0 1 0 0
USC PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Weaver 0 0 0 1 1 0
Q. Adlesh 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

LSU USC
Points For 68 70
Field Goals 25/68-37% 25/61-41%
Three Pointers 3/18-17% 11/31-35%
Free Throws 15/22-68% 9/14-64%
Offensive Rebounds 13 7
Defensive Rebounds 30 33
Rebounds 46 42
Blocks 5 8
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 15 16
Personal Fouls 20 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - USC Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 LSU 68 @ USC 70 M. Taylor 2 I. Mobley 2

Game Information

Stadium: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 8,296
Game Time: