No. 13 Southern California Men's Basketball Downs BYU-Hawaii, 86-74

Dec. 22, 2000

LAIE, Hawaii (AP) - Brian Scalabrine scored 28 points, and Sam Clancy had 17as No. 13 Southern California defeated BYU-Hawaii 86-74 Thursday night in theYahoo! Sports Invitational.

Although the Trojans (8-0) won by double figures, they were challenged formost of the game as the Seasiders (5-1) made 14 3-pointers, with Brian Skinnergetting six en route to 22 points.

But the inside dominance of Scalabrini and Clancy thwarted BYU-Hawaii. TheTrojans scored 26 points in the paint and added another 16 off 21 turnovers bythe Seasiders.

The host Seasiders gave USC a difficult time in the first few minutes,racing to a 17-11 lead.

But the Trojans, with Scalabrine scoring eight straight points, pulled evenat 19 and then put together a 24-8 run that made it 43-31 at the half.

Brandon Granville had nine points and Clancy eight during the run, withreserve Nate Hair getting five points, three steals and a pair of rebounds.

Two 3-pointers each by Skinner and Dean Daley made it 49-43, but Clancyconverted on a pair of three-point plays. and Scalabrine added another 10points to keep BYU-Hawaii at bay.

Kerry Hendrickson's basket closed BYU-Hawaii to 70-64, but the Trojansscored the next eight points to put the game out of reach.

Granville added 15 points for USC, and Daley finished with 10 for theSeasiders.

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