NCAAB Game Recap - California at USC
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:30 PM EST

SCla
54
Gonz
104
F
Oreg
61
WaSt
72
F
Colora
68
AzSt
61
F
Cin
49
Mem
60
F
Lipsco
57
NJIT
75
F
Army
79
HolyC
67
F
Radf
63
USC-Up
59
F
HiPt
68
UNCA
66
F
KennSt
51
FlGlf
73
F
NFla
75
Jacksn
68
F
ArkSt
80
App
83
F(OT)
Stetsn
54
N AL
49
F
GaSo
82
Troy
66
F
YSU
63
NoKY
88
F
Presb
74
Longw
67
F
Winth
116
Hamp
95
F
Clev
62
WriSt
75
F
Hof
63
UNCW
61
F
Maris
66
Monm
74
F
Charl
77
Marsh
75
F
Quin
57
Manh
69
F
MidTN
94
FlAtl
97
F(OT)
UAB
68
FlInt
93
F
Elon
41
Drex
63
F
W&M
77
Del
68
F
ArkLR
71
CoCar
55
F
NE
79
Charl
76
F
ChaSo
77
Campbl
62
F
Rice
56
LaTec
72
F
Detr
90
WIMil
84
F
Oakl
69
WIGB
73
F
OlDom
69
W Ky
71
F
Oral
87
W IL
70
F
TexAr
81
ULLa
65
F
GASt
72
SthAL
63
F
N TX
72
SoMis
52
F
TxSt
64
ULMo
63
F
CSBak
74
UMKC
64
F(OT)
SIU
48
LoyIL
64
F
IlSt
74
Drake
84
F
GrCan
78
ChiSt
64
F
APSU
84
SEMO
59
F
Utah
77
Ariz
93
F
JacSt
69
E IL
70
F
Murr
84
TN-M
62
F
LoyMa
67
Pepp
75
F
NMSt
70
UtVal
56
F
NoAZ
75
S UT
72
F
Sac
52
N CO
71
F
Web
76
IdaSt
68
F(OT)
USD
70
BYU
93
F
E KY
56
Belm
87
F
TNTec
72
SIU-E
69
F
MorSt
48
TNSt
64
F
CSNor
80
UCRiv
68
F
UTRGV
74
Seatt
91
F
Pacif
65
Portl
55
F
UCDav
85
LongB
82
F
Cal
56
USC
88
F
E WA
78
Ida
75
F
OrSt
56
Wash
64
F
CAPoly
61
HI
65
F

USC 88, California 56

Jan 16, 2020, 10:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

California (8-9)

25

31

56

USC (14-3)

41

47

88

Southern California routs Cal for wins in 8 of its last 9
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:59 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California's hot shooting from the second half of last Saturday's game at UCLA, carried over to Thursday night against California.

The Trojans made 50% from the floor and sank 14 3-pointers in their 88-56 rout over the Golden Bears. Jonah Mathews scored 19 points and Daniel Utomi added 17 for USC (14-3, 3-1 Pac-12), which has won eight of last nine.

It is also the first time since 2007 that the Trojans have defeated a Pac-12 foe by 30 points or more.

"Tonight we carried it on and knocked them down. We have been having better ball movement and sharing the ball over the past couple games and getting more chemistry," Mathews said.

Utomi had a season high in points and has scored in double figures in both of his starts. The 6-foot-6 graduate transfer from Akron was inserted into the starting lineup due to his defense, but he made four 3-pointers against the Golden Bears.

"My coach and teammates are doing a good job of putting me in good positions," Utomi said.

Onyeka Okongwu had 12 points and eight rebounds for USC, which led for all but the first 101 seconds.

"We had a very balanced effort tonight," coach Andy Enfield said. "When our big guys got double teamed they were able to get it out to guys for open shots. That's why it's so important that the guards shoot well. But you have to take what the defense gives you."

Enfield was also pleased with his team's defense. The Trojans outrebounded the Golden Bears by 17 and held Cal to 33.9% from the floor and 5 of 25 on 3-pointers.

Reigning Pac-12 player of the week Matt Bradley scored 13 points and Kareem South had 12 for the Golden Bears (8-9, 2-2 Pac-12) who had a two-game winning streak snapped.

Bradley gave Cal its only lead with a layup 33 seconds into the game. The Trojans then scored the next six points and led the rest of the way.

South's jumper brought the Golden Bears within 22-19 when the Trojans scored 11 of the next 12 points to put it out of reach. Utomi had four points during the run as USC was three of four from the field and made a pair of 3-pointers.

USC led 41-25 at halftime and extended its lead to 34 late in the second half.

"We didn't shoot it very good and they shot it great. I thought our struggles offensively affected our mentality on the defensive end," Cal coach Mark Fox said.

It is the Golden Bears' fifth conference loss by 30 or more points since 2015.

TIP-INS

The Trojans have won the last five games in the series. ... USC missed its first four free throws before going 22 of 29. ... Cal's Grant Anticevich, who was averaging 13.3 points and six rebounds in his last four games, was 0 of 7 from the field and had five rebounds. ... Bradley is shooting 7 of 17 from beyond the arc in the past three games.

BIG PICTURE

California: The Golden Bears' shooting problems weren't just confined to Thursday night. They have made just 35% or worse in three of the last five.

USC: The Trojans remain unbeaten in 11 games this season and have won 64 of their last 66 when holding opponents under 70 points.

UP NEXT

California: Travels to UCLA on Sunday.

USC: Hosts Pac-12 leader Stanford on Saturday.

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Leaders

California PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Orender 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Anticevich 0 0 0 5 1 0
USC PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Lewis 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mathews 19 0 3 5 0 0

Team Comparison

Cal USC
Points For 56 88
Field Goals 20/59-34% 26/52-50%
Three Pointers 5/25-20% 14/23-61%
Free Throws 11/22-50% 22/33-67%
Offensive Rebounds 5 6
Defensive Rebounds 23 39
Rebounds 30 47
Blocks 2 3
Steals 7 5
Turnovers 10 14
Personal Fouls 25 17
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Jan 16 Cal 56 @ USC 88 J. Brown 1 Q. Adlesh 3

Game Information

Stadium: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 4,312
Game Time: