USC uses late run in victory over Colorado

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USC uses late run in victory over Colorado, 75-64 the final. Chimezie Metu records a game-high 21 points. The Trojans improve to 20-9 on the year.

ANNOUNCER 1: 7 to shoot now. Jordan Usher, tough shot, good finish.

Collier, taking a deep 3. The senior from Denver who has really struggled with his shot his last three games. Three for 16, bags his first tonight.

Now 5 to shoot for USC. Over the corner, Shaqquan Aaron with 1 to shoot, has it bounce in.

Off the back iron to McLaughlin. Up tears, Metu, watch out. There could be a lot of those tonight.

ANNOUNCER 2: Well, Metu, a rim runner.

ANNOUNCER 1: To stop Metu, you have to stop McLaughlin. He is the key for this Trojans offense. Such a good distributor, and as we've already seen, such a good 3-point shooter as well. Floater this time, right over the long arm of Tyler Bey.

ANNOUNCER 2: Well, there it is.

ANNOUNCER 1: 5 to shoot for McLaughlin. Upstairs, second time, more authority this time around by Metu.

ANNOUNCER 2: --of his passes, whether it's in the break or over the top.

ANNOUNCER 1: Another steal this time. Jordan Usher, clear the deck.

ANNOUNCER 2: That's where the Trojans are dangerous. Tad Boyle wants to talk it over and get a time out.

ANNOUNCER 1: --looking for Metu again, instead Stewart. Stewart taking Bey, an easy block. Wright, Wright at the horn.


ANNOUNCER 2: On a breakdown by USC.

ANNOUNCER 1: Yeah, if it's Metu and McLaughlin side by side, you don't expect number 11 to come up with the block. Walton, right underneath.

ANNOUNCER 2: You know, miscommunication.

ANNOUNCER 1: USC winning the first meeting between these two teams earlier this year in Los Angeles. McLaughlin steps back, fires for 3, buries it.

ANNOUNCER 2: That was good action too, a little dribble, weave.

ANNOUNCER 1: Elijah Stewart, looking for a second 3. He finds it, the school record.

ANNOUNCER 2: But just too comfortable.

ANNOUNCER 1: Now Trojans have now made 13 of their last 16. You can add one more. Oh my goodness.

Now Collier, he'll swing it around. McKinley Wright left open for 3.

Both teams shooting over 60% this half. The Trojans shooting closer to 70%. Nikolic, a good backdoor pass to Siewert, follows his miss, gets it to go and the foul.

Siewert, for the tie.


13 tonight for Lucas Siewert.

Eight turnovers for the Buffs, only four for the Trojans. Metu, jump stop, pretty finish.

ANNOUNCER 2: Well, there he got on balance. You said it, jump stop.

--will get a little more rest in this high altitudes and bring him back for the home stretch.

ANNOUNCER 1: Collier's third 3.

ANNOUNCER 2: --good at setting screens to get his teammates open or getting second shot opportunities by getting on the boards, blue collar effort.

ANNOUNCER 1: Another 3, the third of the night for Jordan McLaughlin.

ANNOUNCER 2: --figure out how to move forward with the players that are healthy.

ANNOUNCER 1: Well, this game was closer than the final score would indicate but USC just on an absolute roll to finish the game.