From "Rough Road: Stanford 84, USC 64" at the Ripsit Blog:
"The Trojans put a "must-win" tag on their final regular season road trip this weekend, but were unable to get it done in their first Bay Area game on Thursday, falling to the Stanford Cardinal, 84-64. Dooming themselves with another slow start, including a painful 25.9 shooting percentage in the first half, the Trojans are now 19-9 overall with an 8-7 record in conference play."
"Offensively, Stanford succeeded because of such great shooting. For the most part, they shot many mid-range jumpers and threes. From the field, Stanford shot 47.4 percent and made 43.5 percent of their baskets from behind the arc. In past losses, Stanford struggled with shooting, but this time, Stanford seemed to make almost everything.
On defense, Stanford could not have done better. USC typically excels on offense led by Sophomore guard Jordan McLaughlin, but on Thursday, McLaughlin was held to only four points. Secondly, Six players on USC average over ten points a game but only three players exceeded that number. Stanford's lockdown defense played a key role in defeating USC."