USC Rallies Back For A Win Against Western Michigan, 78-65
Dec. 22, 2009
HONOLULU (AP) - Mike Gerrity scored 15 of his team-high 17 points in the second half and Southern Cal beat Western Michigan 55-51 Tuesday in the first round of the Diamond Head Classic.
The Trojans (6-4) trailed 27-18 at halftime after shooting just 22 percent from the field but shot 54 percent in the second half to rally past the Broncos (4-5).
Western Michigan's Martelle McLemore tied it at 50 with a 3-point play with 1:50 to go, but Gerrity scored the next four points to give USC a 54-50 lead with 21 seconds left. David Kool hit the front end of two free throws for the Broncos on their next possession, but his 3-point attempt with five seconds left was no good.
McLemore led all players with 21 points, and Kool added 11.