Trojans Fall to Ducks, 73-61
Feb. 7, 1998
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Mike McShane scored nine of his 13 points during a second-half run, including three straight 3-pointers, as Oregon defeated Southern Cal 73-61 Saturday.
A.D. Smith paced the Ducks with Oregon's first double-double of the season and with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the foul line.
The win gave Oregon (10-10, 5-6 Pac-10) its third in a row and gave coach Ernie Kent his 100th college victory.
Yasir Rosemond had 13 points while Terik Brown and Donte Quinine each had 10 for the Ducks, who got 39 points from their bench.
Jarvis Turner and Gary Johnson led the Trojans (7-14, 3-8) with 11 points each.
Despite leading most of the first half, the Trojans shot just 36 percent in the first 20 minutes and went into the break trailing 32-29.
The Ducks took control late in the second half with a 24-5 run over 5 1/2 minutes.
McShane followed a 3-point basket by Brown with a trio of 3-pointers as Oregon erased a 2-point deficit and built its first significant lead, 59-49, with 4:35 to play.
Following a basket by Flo Hartenstein, Quinine converted a three-point play to push the lead to 64-52. Smith's free throws with 1:22 remaining capped the scoring run and gave Oregon its largest lead at 71-54.
USC, which has dropped six of its last eight games since beating Oregon earlier this season, was held scoreless for more than four minutes during the run.
Kevin Augustine's 3-pointer with 3:59 to play would be all the Trojans could muster over a 5 1/2-minute span.