Despite coming out strong USC once again could not close and this time fell to Nebraska, 63-51.
The Huskers led by two early in the game before the Trojans responded with a 7-0 run to go up 14-12. The two squads went back and forth until the final three minutes of the half, when the Trojans ran out of gas and Nebraska smashed down on the pedal. They scored eight points to USC’s zero as the first half drew to a close, and would sustain the lead for the remainder of the game.
Struggles continued as the Trojans were unable to put any points on the board for seven straight minutes, and only mustered two field goals in 13 minutes. Nebraska on the other hand saw their shots fall all night, and led by as many as 20 in their win over USC. Ray Gallegos led the effort, scoring 20 points and making a career-high six 3-pointers on the night. The Huskers also knocked down 11 of 17 total attempts from behind the arc.
In losing, USC has now fallen to Nebraska each of the past four seasons.
It was an ugly game for USC, and yet another display of their inability to finish a game with the same fire that they bring into the beginning of it. The Trojans shot 37.5-percent from field, with 14, 12, and 11 points from J.T. Terrell, Byron Wesley and Jio Fontan, respectively.
USC falls to 3-4 on the season. They will travel to New Mexico State on Wednesday to challenge the Lobos.