Pullman, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Byron Wesley tied a career high with 31
points to go with 10 rebounds, as the USC Trojans defeated the Washington
State Cougars, 79-68, in a Pac-12 Conference bout at Beasley Coliseum.
Wesley shot 10-of-17 from the field and 9-of-13 at the foul line for USC
(11-19, 2-15 Pac-12), which snapped a 10-game losing streak. Julian Jacobs
chipped in seven points, nine assists and seven boards for the visitors.
For WSU (9-20, 2-15), losers of eight in a row, DaVonte Lacy (20 points, 10
rebounds) and D.J. Shelton (11, 11) both tallied double-doubles, while Que
Johnson and Royce Woolridge netted 13 and 12 points, respectively.
After a tightly-contested first half, WSU held a slim 36-35 lead at the break
after shooting 43.8 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes. USC made
48.4 percent of its tries from the floor but were outscored from 3-point
The Cougars extended their advantage to nine early in the second stanza but
the Trojans went on a 35-9 run over the next 13 minutes to pull away.
USC won the rebounding battle, 40-34, and outscored WSU in the paint, 40-22.
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