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Stewart scores 28 points, leads USC past Oregon State 72-59

LOS ANGELES (AP) Perhaps no team in the Pac-12 Conference prospers on its home court as much as Southern California. The Trojans 72-59 win over Oregon State on Saturday night was USC's seventh consecutive conference victory at the Galen Center. On the other hand, the Trojans have lost their last four Pac-12 games on the road.

''The Pac-12 is tough, especially on the road,'' USC guard Jordan McLaughlin said. ''You've got to win all of your home games and try and steal a couple on the road.''

Elijah Stewart scored 28 points on 9-of-10 shooting, including 5 of 5 from 3-point range. McLaughlin added 13 points and 11 assists for the Trojans (19-9, 10-5 Pac-12).

''Stewart is a tremendous shooter,'' USC coach Andy Enfield said. ''He is obviously a confident player.''

Despite Oregon State's attempt to limit Stewart with varying defensive schemes, the Beavers execution didn't pan out.

''We didn't do a good job of finding him (Stewart) in man-to-man or zone,'' Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said. ''He really stepped up when they needed him.''

Stewart, a senior guard, was able to hit shots from different parts of the court and McLaughlin found him open numerous times for 3-pointers. Stewart scored eight points in the first four minutes of the second half.

''Tonight was one of my better shooting nights. Everything just felt good. Everything felt natural,'' Stewart said. ''They (the Beavers) tried to make adjustments on me but they weren't able to do it the whole game.''

USC remains tied with UCLA for second place in the conference standings.

The Trojans prowess at home (12-3 overall and 7-1 in the Pac-12) has kept them near the top of the conference standings.

''It's so hard to win on the road, this is as deep a Pac-12 conference as I've seen,'' Enfield said. ''We are fortunate to hold home court. You have to try and win as many games as you can at home.''

The Beavers, in 10th place in the standings, played USC close but wilted down the stretch. Oregon State (13-13, 5-9) was outscored 17-8 in the final six minutes. Tres Tinkle and Drew Eubanks led the Beavers with 16 points. Tinkle also grabbed 10 rebounds.

''Oregon State played very well, they are very physical,'' Enfield said. ''They are a talented team.''

UP NEXT

Oregon State hosts No. 22 Arizona on Thursday and No. 25 Arizona State on Saturday.

USC travels to Colorado on Wednesday and Utah on Saturday.

BIG PICTURE

USC was without junior forward Bennie Boatwright, who suffered a left patella injury last Thursday that will sideline him for the remainder of the season. Saturday's game against the Beavers was the Trojans first after Boatwright's injury. He is not expected to have surgery.

Oregon State is 0-7 in Pac-12 conference road games, losing all by single digits except against the Trojans on Saturday. The Beavers are 10-0 when shooting 50 percent or better from the field. The Beavers shot 47 percent against USC.

SWEEP

USC's sweep of the season series from both Oregon schools this season is the first time the Trojans have done it since 2008.

GREAT START

USC's 10-5 record in Pac-12 play is the Trojans best conference start since they were 11-5 in 2007.

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Key Players
T. Tinkle
J. McLaughlin
34.3 Min. Per Game 34.3
12.2 Pts. Per Game 12.2
7.6 Ast. Per Game 7.6
3.9 Reb. Per Game 3.9
47.2 Field Goal % 46.1
33.6 Three Point % 41.0
86.1 Free Throw % 75.8
  Defensive rebound by Derryck Thornton 7.0
  Ethan Thompson missed 3-pt. jump shot 9.0
+ 1 Elijah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Elijah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Ethan Thompson 17.0
  Lost ball turnover on Stephen Thompson Jr., stolen by Derryck Thornton 18.0
  Offensive rebound by Stephen Thompson Jr. 24.0
  Kendal Manuel missed 3-pt. jump shot 26.0
+ 1 Elijah Stewart made 2nd of 2 free throws 35.0
+ 1 Elijah Stewart made 1st of 2 free throws 35.0
  Personal foul on Kendal Manuel 35.0
Team Stats
Points 59 72
Field Goals 24-51 (47.1%) 25-50 (50.0%)
3-Pointers 3-15 (20.0%) 5-14 (35.7%)
Free Throws 8-14 (57.1%) 17-21 (81.0%)
Total Rebounds 26 28
Offensive 5 4
Defensive 19 18
Team 2 6
Assists 9 16
Steals 6 5
Blocks 2 5
Turnovers 11 9
Fouls 18 16
Technicals 0 0
16 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
28 PTS, 1 REB
12T
away team logo Oregon St. 13-13 302959
home team logo USC 19-9 324072
Team Stats
away team logo Oregon St. 13-13 74.3 PPG 42.5 RPG 15.9 APG
home team logo USC 19-9 77.9 PPG 39.2 RPG 16.0 APG
Key Players
3
T. Tinkle F 20.0 PPG 8.4 RPG 4.3 APG 49.0 FG%
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E. Stewart G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
T. Tinkle F 16 PTS 10 REB 0 AST
E. Stewart G 28 PTS 1 REB 0 AST
47.1 FG% 50.0
20.0 3PT FG% 35.7
57.1 FT% 81.0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Eubanks 16 5 1 7/11 0/0 2/3 0 36 2 0 0 0 5
T. Tinkle 16 10 0 7/14 0/3 2/2 3 37 0 2 2 2 8
A. Hollins 10 2 0 4/7 1/2 1/3 4 19 0 0 1 1 1
S. Thompson Jr. 7 1 6 3/9 0/6 1/1 3 40 2 0 3 1 0
E. Thompson 2 1 1 0/4 0/1 2/4 2 30 1 0 2 1 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Eubanks 16 5 1 7/11 0/0 2/3 0 36 2 0 0 0 5
T. Tinkle 16 10 0 7/14 0/3 2/2 3 37 0 2 2 2 8
A. Hollins 10 2 0 4/7 1/2 1/3 4 19 0 0 1 1 1
S. Thompson Jr. 7 1 6 3/9 0/6 1/1 3 40 2 0 3 1 0
E. Thompson 2 1 1 0/4 0/1 2/4 2 30 1 0 2 1 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Manuel 6 2 0 2/3 2/3 0/1 3 22 0 0 1 0 2
G. Rakocevic 2 3 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 10 1 0 1 0 3
S. Berger 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0
Z. Reichle 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
C. N'diaye - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Sanders - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Kone - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Stacy - - - - - - - - - - - - -
I. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
X. Smith - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 24 9 24/51 3/15 8/14 18 200 6 2 11 5 19
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Stewart 28 1 0 9/10 5/5 5/6 4 33 0 1 1 0 1
C. Metu 14 7 2 4/8 0/1 6/7 1 36 1 3 2 1 6
J. McLaughlin 13 3 11 4/10 0/3 5/6 0 35 1 0 2 1 2
N. Rakocevic 8 5 1 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 26 1 1 1 1 4
J. Mathews 0 0 0 0/5 0/5 0/0 2 30 1 0 0 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
E. Stewart 28 1 0 9/10 5/5 5/6 4 33 0 1 1 0 1
C. Metu 14 7 2 4/8 0/1 6/7 1 36 1 3 2 1 6
J. McLaughlin 13 3 11 4/10 0/3 5/6 0 35 1 0 2 1 2
N. Rakocevic 8 5 1 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 26 1 1 1 1 4
J. Mathews 0 0 0 0/5 0/5 0/0 2 30 1 0 0 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Usher 7 3 1 3/4 0/0 1/2 3 20 0 0 0 1 2
D. Thornton 2 2 1 1/4 0/0 0/0 1 13 1 0 2 0 2
S. Aaron 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3 7 0 0 1 0 1
K. Karis - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Boatwright - - - - - - - - - - - - -
H. Henderson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Fleming - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. O'Bannon Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
V. Uyaelunmo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 72 22 16 25/50 5/14 17/21 16 200 5 5 9 4 18