GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Southern Cal 82, Oregon 68

By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer

INDIANAPOLIS - Isaiah White scored 22 points and Southern California shut down Oregon's potent offense to reach the Elite Eight for the first time in 20 years with an 82-68 win in the West Region semifinals.

The Trojans (25-7) clipped the high-flying Ducks with their length on the perimeter and 7-footer Evan Mobley in the middle. Offensively, the region's No. 6 seed bobbed and weaved through the holes in Oregon's defense, shooting 57% and 10 of 17 from 3.

The seventh-seed Ducks (21-7) floundered against USC's zone, unable to find holes or get much of anything to drop over it until a late rally that came up short. The Pac-12's best 3-point shooting team (38%) went 5 of 21 from the arc.

Eugene Omoruyi had 28 points 10 rebounds, and Chris Duarte scored 21 for the Ducks.

Normally free flowing on offense, Oregon had a hard time solving USC's zone between the big guards up top and the shot-swatting Mobley anchoring the paint.

Offensively, USC looked more like the Ducks than they did, pouring in 3s and getting shots at the rim, using a 17-2 run to go up 14. The Trojans led 41-26 at halftime.

USC stretched the lead to 20 in the opening 3 1/2 minutes of the second half before the Ducks finally came to life. An 11-0 run cut USC's lead to 69-60, but the rally ran out of steam when Mobley threw down a two-handed dunk over Franck Kepnang.

March 29, 2021


Oregon
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Duarte 8-16 3-3 2-6 3-5 6 1 3 1 1 21
W. Richardson 2-8 0-0 1-4 0-1 4 1 1 2 3 5
E. Omoruyi 9-19 8-8 2-5 7-10 2 1 2 1 2 28
L. Figueroa 2-12 0-0 0-4 0-4 1 0 0 4 3 4
E. Williams Jr. 1-7 0-0 0-2 4-6 1 0 0 2 2 2
F. Kepnang 4-5 0-1 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 8
C. Lawson 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
A. Hardy 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Terry 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26-69
(.377)
11-12
(.917)
5-21
(.238)
20-35 14 3 6 11 14 68


USC
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
E. Mobley 4-6 2-3 0-1 2-8 6 1 0 1 2 10
I. Mobley 6-9 1-1 0-1 3-6 2 1 1 1 3 13
T. Eaddy 7-11 3-3 3-6 0-2 3 0 0 3 0 20
I. White 8-10 2-3 4-5 1-5 1 0 3 0 2 22
D. Peterson 2-4 0-0 2-2 1-3 2 0 1 4 3 6
E. Anderson 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 4 0 2
M. Agbonkpolo 3-5 2-2 1-2 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 9
C. Goodwin 0-6 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 0 1 0
N. Baumann 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Coulibaly 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Waters 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 31-54
(.574)
10-12
(.833)
10-17
(.588)
10-34 15 3 5 13 11 82




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