MBB: USC 95, UCLA 71 - Highlights (1st Round Pac-12 Tournament):
"The Trojans (21-11, 10-9 in the Pac-12) stormed out of the gate to take an early 11-0 advantage, easing their way to a 95-71 victory. This first round matchup of the Pac-12 tournament, held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, was a much needed boost for a team whose best days seemed to behind it.
Despite limping into the tournament having lost 4 of its last 5, the Trojans silenced the doubters with a nearly perfect first half of basketball. They tallied 48 first half points to UCLA's 29, in large part due to 4 three pointers from Bennie Boatwright.
In fact, none of the USC perimeter players could be stopped all night. Julian Jacobs added 11 points and 9 assists, while Jordan McLaughlin chipped in with 18. Boatwright totaled 19 on the night, and pulled down 9 boards."
Highlight: USC's Chimezie Metu reached way back for this alley-oop:
"If you watched, you know that this game was over 16 seconds into the game when Julian Jacobs hit a three-pointer to make the score 3-0 in favor of Southern Cal.
Just in case you weren't sure, the Trojans ran off the first 11 points before Isaac Hamilton finally got the Bruins on the board with 16:42 to go in the first half. That was actually the start of a 12-5 run which closed the gap to only four points, but that was as close as this team got.
The teams went into the locker room with the score Southern Cal 48, UCLA 29.
But the closest the Bruins would get in the second half was a 15-point deficit when Southern Cal led 70-55 following a layup by GG Goloman with 9:45 to go in the game.
Ultimately, Southern Cal ended up winning by 24 points 95-71. As DCBruins has already pointed out, this was the basketball equivalent of 50-0."