Stewart, Matthews lead USC past New Orleans 88-54
LOS ANGELES (AP) Elijah Stewart scored 21 points and Jonah Matthews added 13 as Southern California cruised to an 88-54 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night.
The 6-5 junior made 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc as USC made a season high 11 3's.
The Trojans improved to 4-0 while the Privateers (1-3) lost their third straight and committed 19 turnovers.
Shaqquan Aaron scored 12 points, Jordan McLaughlin added 11 and De'Anthony Melton poured in 10 for the Trojans, whose final score Tuesday marked a season high.
Erik Thomas led New Orleans with 20 points and Tevin Broyles 11.
The Trojans edged New Orleans on the boards, 40-38, and have outrebounded all four of their opponents this season.
New Orleans, averaging 81points per game, was held to its lowest output of the season.