USC Rallies To Beat Oregon St.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Freshman Lodrick Stewart scored 19 points and Rory O'Neilhad 18 points as USC rallied from an early 13-point deficit to earn a 91-82victory over Oregon State in Pacific-10 Conference play Sunday.
Desmon Farmer added 14 points and Jeff McMillan had 10 points, 11 rebounds,five assists and three blocks for the Trojans (6-5, 1-1).
For the Beavers, Chris Stephens scored 19 points and Jim Hanchett had 16points and seven rebounds.
Oregon State relinquished a double-digit lead for the second game in a row,building a 13-0 lead in the first 4:16.
But the Trojans moved ahead 42-39 with 30 seconds left in the half.
Oregon State forced a 66-66 tie with 9:09 to play but USC used a 6-0 surgeto retake a 72-66 lead with 7:08 left.
Hanchett's layup with 2:09 to play narrowed the Beavers' deficit to 79-76.But after USC's Rodrick Stewart scored a layup with 1:28 left, the Trojans gotpossession of the loose ball and fed Farmer for a layup, bringing the score to83-76 with 1:02 remaining.