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Southern Cal 73, Long Beach State 62

(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES - Isaiah Mobley had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 16 Southern California pulled away at the beginning of the second half on its way to a 73-62 victory over Long Beach State.

The Trojans (10-0) continued their best start since the 2016-17 season, when they opened 14-0. Drew Peterson added 15 points and Max Agbonkpolo had 11 points for USC, and Mobley had his fourth double-double in five games.

Joel Murray led the Beach (3-7) with 14 points. Colin Slater added 12 points and Romelle Mansel had 10 points, including three dunks in the second half, and seven rebounds.

USC opened the second half on a 14-0 run, with six points from Mobley and five by Chevez Goodwin, to take a 52-38 lead.

Long Beach State missed its first six shots of that half before Slater hit a jumper. Mobley then dunked off Peterson's assist, and Agbonkpolo tossed in consecutive 3-pointers that stretched USC's lead to 13 points.

The Beach followed with back-to-back baskets by Slater, including a 3-pointer, to make it 62-54. But Peterson answered with USC's ninth 3-pointer of the game, and the Beach were effectively done.

Long Beach State finished at 38% shooting, keeping intact USC's streak of holding every opponent this season to under 40%.

Neither team led by more than seven points in the first half. Peterson hit a 3-pointer that beat the halftime buzzer for a 38-all tie.


Long Beach State
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Roberts F 26 3-8 0-4 0-1 1-6 2 1 1 3 2 6
C. Slater G 34 4-13 2-2 2-8 0-1 1 0 1 3 2 12
J. Murray G 33 6-14 2-2 0-2 1-3 3 0 2 2 3 14
J. Jones G 26 1-5 3-3 1-4 0-3 1 0 2 0 0 6
A. Traore G 24 2-5 1-1 0-0 6-8 1 1 2 2 3 5
D. Cobb   24 1-5 3-4 1-1 3-5 2 0 0 1 0 6
R. Mansel   20 5-6 0-2 0-0 4-7 2 0 0 2 0 10
T. Rotegaard   7 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 3
E. Scott   6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 23-60
(.383)
11-18
(.611)
5-18
(.278)
15-35 12 2 8 13 11 62


USC
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Mobley F 37 8-15 3-4 2-5 5-12 2 2 1 1 2 21
C. Goodwin F 29 4-8 1-2 0-0 3-7 2 0 0 1 3 9
D. Peterson G 34 6-8 0-0 3-3 0-3 2 1 0 3 1 15
B. Ellis G 28 2-8 2-2 2-6 0-3 3 0 3 3 4 8
E. Anderson G 23 1-6 0-0 0-4 0-2 4 0 0 0 0 2
M. Agbonkpolo   24 4-7 1-2 2-3 0-4 1 0 0 2 2 11
R. Dixon-Waters   12 3-5 0-0 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 7
J. Morgan   10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 1 0 1 2 0
K. Johnson   3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   200 28-57
(.491)
7-10
(.700)
10-24
(.417)
9-34 15 4 4 15 15 73
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