“Metu had 15 points and 11 rebounds to help the Trojans rally over the final 8:49 to beat Omaha 82-72 Sunday after trailing most of the game.
''I'm trying to play as hard as possible,'' Metu said. ''This year we don't have as many great rebounders on our team as we did last year.''
Shaqquan Aaron scored 15 points, De'Anthony Melton had 13 points and nine rebounds, and Jordan McLaughlin added 12 points for the Trojans (2-0).
''We knew it would be a tough second game for us as we adjust to our lineups and rotations, especially with (Bennie) Boatwright being injured,'' USC coach Andy Enfield said. ''Our players played an excellent second half defensively that helped us win the game.''
Men's Basketball: USC 82, Omaha 72 - Highlights 11/13/16
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“The Trojans used their length to knock seven total shots out of the way and win the rebounding battle, but poor shooting made it difficult to either take control or put Omaha away. USC went 28-of-74 on shots from the field and just 7-of-24 from distance.”
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“USC continued to hang with Omaha in the second half, but shifted the momentum with a run of eight points all scored on dunks.
Aaron tied the game at 53-53 with just over nine minutes to play on a 3-pointer, USC taking the lead on a free throw shortly after. USC turned a one-point lead into 10 and stayed ahead for the remainder of the game as Omaha never got close than five points.”
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