White, Johnson propel USC to 80-74 victory over Washington
Tre White scored 22 points overall, Kobe Johnson scored 21 and Southern California beat Washington 80-74 on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tre White scored 22 points Saturday night, Kobe Johnson scored 21 and Southern California beat Washington 80-74.
USC’s fourth straight win marked the 200th win for coach Andy Enfield, who is in his 10th season with the Trojans.
White made 10 of 16 shots from the floor and added eight rebounds and four assists for the Trojans (17-6, 9-3 Pac-12 Conference). Johnson sank 5 of 7 shots with two 3-pointers and made all nine of his free throws. He added five assists and four steals. Boogie Ellis contributed 14 points and five assists. Drew Peterson came on with 11 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and two blocks. It was his fourth double-double this season.
Keion Brooks Jr. hit 11 of 13 fouls and scored 22 points to lead the Huskies (13-12, 5-9) who have lost three straight games. Brooks added 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season and four assists. Keyon Menifield hit four 3-pointers and had 21 with four assists. Braxton Meah added 11 points before fouling and Jamal Bey scored 10 points.
A dunk by Meah gave Washington a 16-9 lead at the 11:49 mark of the first half. White scored nine points in an 11-0 run and his three-point game gave the Trojans a 31-22 lead with 3-06 to go. Menifield hit a 3-pointer and two free throws to put the Huskies 34-27 at halftime.
Meah had baskets to start and end an 8-0 run and Washington took a 35-34 lead with 17-13 to play. Menifield buried a 3-pointer to give the Huskies a 60-58 lead at the 4:11 mark. Ellis followed with a jumper, Johnson hit a 3-pointer and White turned over to put USC 65-60 ahead. The Huskies didn’t get any closer than three in the final 2:44.
USC shot a total of 45% to Washington’s 44%. The Trojans hit just 4 of 22 shots from 3-point range while the Huskies sank 6 of 17. Washington had a 20-18 lead at the free throw line. USC outplayed Washington 42-32 in the paint and had 23 assists to just 12 for the Huskies.
Southern Cal: The Trojans travel to Oregon Thursday.
Washington: The Huskies travel to play Washington State on Saturday.
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