USC Breezes Past Howard, 82-60|
Dec. 29, 2013
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Byron Wesley led Southern Cal with 20 points, scoring 14 of them in the second half, and the Trojans defeated Howard University 82-60 on Sunday.
USC (9-4) led Howard 29-26 at intermission while grabbing 22 rebounds in the first half, to Howard's 11 but they also had 12 turnovers, and converted just five of 14 free throws.
The Trojans turned things around in the second half, however, and eventually coasted to an 82-60 win over Howard, shooting 56 percent from the floor.
Solomon Mangham and Prince Okoroh had 11 points apiece for Howard , who shot only 38 percent from the field.
Howard (3-13) played without freshman guard and leading scorer James Daniel (19.8 points per game). Daniel missed his fourth consecutive game with a toe injury.
The Trojans posted their first nine-win season over nonconference opponents since 2011 and open Pac-12 play against UCLA on Jan. 5.