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USC Trojans Men’s basketball wins home opener against Montana

After a slow start the Trojans surged ahead for the victory.

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Men's Basketball: USC 75, Montana 61 - Highlights 11/11/16

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Recap: USC men's basketball powers past Montana State in season opener

From the game recap at

“Elijah Stewart scored a career-high 30 points, Shaqquan Aaron added a career-high 17, and Southern California beat Montana 75-61 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

The Trojans trailed by double digits in the first half but rallied to win its seventh home opener in the last eight years.”

USC Men's Basketball: Coach Enfield Presser vs. Montana 11/11/16

From the Recap from the Los Angeles Times:

“The Trojans played without starting forward Bennie Boatwright, a game-time scratch with back spasms, but guards Elijah Stewart and Shaqquan Aaron helped USC hold off Montana, 75-61.

It wasn’t exactly the high-flying, fastbreak basketball of USC coach Andy Enfield’s wildest dreams, but it was certainly effective enough for openers.

Stewart, one of only two returning USC starters with Boatwright out, led the Trojans with 30 points. Aaron, the talented transfer from Louisville, started slowly but soon displayed his obvious athleticism. He finished with 17 points and seven rebounds in his first game for USC.”

USC Men's Basketball: Shaqquan Aaron and Elijah Stewart Presser vs. Montana

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