Instead of seeing the move as a demotion, Stewart has thrived as USC's "sixth man", leading the Pac-12 in bench scoring. In conference games alone, he is averaging 12.2 points per game, shooting 52.4 percent from three-point range.
On the season, Stewart leads the Trojans in three-point makes and ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in three-point accuracy. He has scored in double figures in five consecutive games.
One game out of first place in the conference, No. 23 USC hits the road this week for games at Arizona State (Friday at 5 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Networks) and Arizona (Sunday at 5 p.m. PT on Fox Sports 1).