Scores

Final

Oral Roberts 56

(3-11, 1-1 Summit)

USC 66

(9-3, 9-0 home)

    5:00 PM ET, December 28, 2008

    Galen Center, Los Angeles, California

    1 2 T
    ORU 23 3356
    USC 32 3466

    Top Performers

    Oral Roberts: K. Ford 10 Pts, 11 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

    USC: T. Gibson 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk

    Southern Cal 66, Oral Roberts 56

    Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES -- DeMar DeRozan scored 18 points and Taj Gibson added 16 points and eight rebounds to lead USC to a 66-56 victory over Oral Roberts on Sunday.

    The Trojans led by as many as 18 in the second half and shot 52.9 percent for their fourth consecutive win.

    Gibson scored 10 of his points in the first half and Dwight Lewis finished with 12 points for USC (9-3).

    Marcus Lewis led Oral Roberts (3-11) with 11 points and Kevin Ford had 10.

    The Golden Eagles pulled as close as 62-54 with less than two minutes left when Ford dunked a missed 3-pointer. USC shot 60 percent from the field in the first half and led 32-23 at the break.

    UConn transfer Marcus Johnson made his season debut for the Trojans and finished with six points and two rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ORU
    USC
    Points 56 66
    FG Made-Attempted 23-59 (.390) 27-51 (.529)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-20 (.200) 1-5 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 11-15 (.733)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

    2008-09 Season

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