Southern Cal 70, UC Riverside 26

Jio Fontan and Eric Wise each scored 14 points and USC ended a
five-game losing streak with a 70-26 rout of cold-shooting UC
Riverside on Saturday.

Chris Patton and Chris Harriel had a team-high six points for
Riverside (2-8), which shot 19 percent from the field and was 1 of
14 from 3-point range. The Highlanders’ starting five – Harriel,
Robert Smith, Lucas Devenny, Davin Guinn and Josh Fox – were a
combined 4 of 28 for 12 points.

The Highlanders eclipsed the previous school record for fewest
points in the shot-clock era – set Nov. 14, when Fresno State beat
them 39-30. The low-water mark before that game had been a 56-35
loss to USC last season.

Riverside made only five of 29 shots in the first half. It was
more of the same in the second half, as USC (4-6) opened up a
44-point cushion with an 18-1 burst.