Trojans Dominate Lafayette, 81-59

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Desmon Farmer scored 21 of his game-high 23 points in thefirst half to lead USC to an 81-59 rout of Lafayette Sunday night.

Farmer scored 13 points in the first 6:25 as USC (5-4) built a 19-0 lead.The senior guard made his first four shots, including three from 3-point range.

Jeff McMillan added 18 points for the Trojans.

Justin DeBerry scored 14 points for the Leopards (8-2), whose eight-gamewinning streak ended. Sean Knitter and Andrei Capusan added 11 points apiece.

Lafayette missed its first 11 field-goal attempts and failed to score fornearly seven minutes to start the game.

The Leopards used an 11-0 run to narrow their deficit to 23-15 with 7:36left in the first half.

But the Trojans responded with a 14-0 run that extended their lead to 37-15with 4:50 left before halftime. Farmer had six points and McMillan scored fourpoints during the run.

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