Aaron Scores 18 and USC Cruises Past Oregon State 92-66
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaqquan Aaron scored a career-high 21 points and Bennie Boatwright added 16 as Southern California cruised to a 92-66 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night.
Elijah Stewart chipped in 14 points and Chimezie Metu had 11 points and seven rebounds for Southern California (8-4, 21-4 Pac 12), which led by 10 or more the final 30 minutes en route to its fifth straight conference victory.
The Trojans shot 51 percent from the field, sank 10 of 22 3-pointers, and made 26 of 31 free throws, while holding the Beavers to 39 percent shooting at the other end.
JaQuori McLaughlin had 12 points and Stephen Thompson Jr scored 11 points, grabbed eight rebounds and added six assists for Oregon State (4-21, 0-12 Pac-12), which lost its 12th straight, and fell for the 18th time in 19 games. Kendal Manuel and Drew Eubanks each scored 11 points and Ben Kone had 10 points for the Beavers.