Trojans Storm Past Vicenza, 133-61|
Aug. 16, 2015
USC's fourth day in Italy ended with a 133-61 victory over the Vicenza All-Stars in Vicenza tonight (Aug. 16). Katin Reinhardt's 33 points led six different Trojans in double-figures in a game that was as impressive as the score.
USC scored the first 12 points of the game and never looked back, leading 76-27 at halftime. Reinhardt made seven three-pointers and scored 25 points in the first half and finished with nine makes from beyond the arc and a game-high 33 points to earn selection as the game's MVP. Also scoring at least 10 points for USC were Elijah Stewart (23), Nikola Jovanovic (20), Chimezie Metu (15), Julian Jacobs (10) and Bennie Boatwright (10).
USC shot 61.8 percent from the field (55-for-89), while making 41.9 percent from three-point range (13-for-31). Vicenza shot 29.7 percent from the field and 35.7 percent from three-point range.
"We came out with a good energy tonight and made our shots," said USC head coach Andy Enfield. "We shared the ball well and that adds up to winning. It has been a great experience for us to come to Italy. We are not only going to work on our game and try to show improvement, but are enjoying a great cultural experience in one of the best countries in the world."
The morning after USC's 90-76 victory at Vedano Olona on Aug. 14, the Trojans traveled to Milan where they viewed the Sforza Castle and Duomo di Milano, then had some time to check out the area shops and get lunch. After that, the team boarded the buses and made the three and a half hour trip to Mestre (Venice mainland). After an hour in the hotel, it was off to explore Venice. The team boarded water taxis to make the trip into Venice and then had around three hours to explore and get dinner.
The morning of the game against Vicenza, the Trojans again water taxied into Venice and visited St. Mark's Square and had a walking tour of Venice. Then it was back to the hotel, watching film to prepare for the game, lunch at the hotel and off to take on its second opponent on the trip. Tomorrow the Trojans will set off for the Adriatic Coast with a stop in Maranello to visit the Ferrari Museum.
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