And a quick summary:
USC 87, UW 61: Huskies fall to 12-7 overall, 3-5 in league.
Star of the game: USC forward Marcus Johnson scored a game-high 22 points on 9-of-11 shooting from the field. His early inside scoring was a quick indication that the Huskies were in trouble.
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Husky of the game: Venoy Overton played like a man who did not want to lose. He finished with 18 points, which led the Huskies, marked his highest scoring output of the season, and was one off his career high. However: two turnovers, no assists.
Key stats: SC shot 58 percent, Washington shot 37 percent. ... UW leading scorer Quincy Pondexter had two points on 1-of-10 shooting. ... Washington had five assists on 23 field goals, and 13 turnovers.
Key run: In the first eight minutes, USC took a 19-6 lead and control of the game ... which they really held the whole way.
Quotable: “I’m not so sure (we were over UCLA) emotionally. We were so charged up after last week. We were really charged up until (the final play at UCLA), and all of a sudden I thought we were somewhat deflated. I just don’t know if we were able to bounce back from that. That was a tough one. Should we be able to? Yeah. But I don’t know if we did.” -- coach Lorenzo Romar
What fans will be talking about: Will this team ever win a road game? Why was there such a disconnect between what we thought this team could be and what it apparently is. Is even the NIT still in play?
Next: The Huskies fly home this morning, watch film, practice Monday and return to action Tuesday vs. Seattle U. at Hec Ed. That's their final non-conference game. They conclude the first round of Pac-10 play Saturday when Washington State visits.