Balance leads USC to 81-71 win over Washington State
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katin Reinhardt scored 18 points and Southern California remained perfect at home with an 81-71 victory over Washington State on Thursday night.
Chimezie Metu and Nikola Jovanovic added 12 points apiece, Bennie Boatwright had 11 and Elijah Stewart scored 10 as the Trojans (16-5, 5-3 Pac-12) snapped a two-game losing streak.
USC led 52-41 at halftime and remained in front by multiple possessions the entire second half.
The Trojans improved to 12-0 at home this season and 14-0 in the state of California.
Ike Iroegbu scored 21 points for the Cougars (9-11, 1-7 Pac-12), who suffered their sixth consecutive loss. Que Johnson scored 16 points off the bench and Josh Hawkinson had 16 points and 11 rebounds.
WSU dropped to 1-6 away from home. The Cougars haven't won a true road game since Feb. 2015.