Rider 77, Southern Cal 57

Justin Robinson scored a career-high 28 points and Rider led all

the way in defeating Southern California 77-57 in an opening game

of the Hall of Fame Classic on Wednesday night.

Novar Gadson added 10 points for the Broncs (2-1), who shot 60

percent from the floor, 63 percent from long-range and 73 percent

at the line. Robinson made all 5 of his 3-pointers, tying his

career high.

USC had no answer for Robinson, who also was perfect from the

line, going 5 for 5. The senior from London, England, made his 94th

career start, making him one of the most experienced point guards

in Division I.

The Trojans (2-1) were led by Maurice Jones and Donte Smith with

13 points each. Their usually reliable front line of Alex Stepheson

and Nikola Vucevic were held to a combined 18 points.