Southern Cal 65, Stanford 42

Southern Cal held Stanford to its worst shooting performance

since the advent of the shot clock during a 65-42 victory Thursday


The Cardinal shot just 22.2 percent from the field, their worst

showing since the shot clock was introduced in the 1985-86 season.

The 42 points was also a season-low for Stanford.

USC (11-8, 3-3 Pac-10), on the other hand, made 7 of 14

3-pointers and shot 56 percent from the field.

Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and nine rebounds for the Trojans.

Alex Stepheson added 10 points and 11 rebounds for his seventh

double-double of the year.

Anthony Brown had nine points for Stanford (10-7, 3-3), which

scored only seven points in the first 13 minutes of the second


The Cardinal scored the first basket of the game when Josh Owens

hit a turnaround jumper, but made just 2 of their first 14 shots to

trail 16-5.