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Trojans Thumped by Utah

USC was blown out for the fourth straight game, falling to Utah 84-66 Thursday night at the Jon M. Huntsman Center.

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Not too much to say about this one as the Trojans get blown out for the fourth straight time.

USC (9-8, 0-4) trailed by three points at halftime, but Utah (13-4, 2-3) ran away with it in the second half behind a 17-2 run.

Los Angeles natives Delon Wright (22 points) and Dakarai Tucker (18 points) led the Utes while Pe'Shon Howard led USC with 16 points.

The Trojans shot 50 percent from the field, but finished with 17 turnovers and allowed Utah to shoot 49.2 percent. USC has now had more turnovers than the opposition nine straight games and is now 0-6 when the opponent shoots 46.6 percent or better.

Omar Oraby showed some strong flashes, finishing with eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks (though I saw two more that he wasn't credited with). However, he had four turnovers -- three coming when he brought the ball down to his waist or tried to dribble in the post with his head down.

After scoring 18+ points in six of the last seven games, Byron Wesley finished in single digits (8 points) for the second time this season. Nikola Jovanovic only had four points and the Trojans are now 2-7 when he doesn't reach double digits (7-1 when he does).

J.T. Terrell had 12 points off the bench and got in a groove in the second half, but then sat several minutes after picking up a technical foul for a small push to Utah 7-footer Dallin Bachynski, who played it up. Another player that was strong off the bench was Strahinja Gavrilovic, who scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting.

But in the end the 17 turnovers and Utah's 27 points as a result of them proved to be too much for the Trojans.

USC has a quick turnaround as it heads to No. 21 Colorado for an 11 a.m. PT matchup Saturday morning. Colorado (14-4, 3-2) is coming off a 69-56 loss to No. 25 UCLA