Trojan Men's Basketball Routs Wolverines

Nov 30, 2002

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Desmon Farmer scored a game-high 23 points to leadSouthern California in a 93-54 rout of Morris Brown Saturday at the SportsArena.

Jonathan Oliver added a career-high 19 points while Nick Curtis had 13points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three blocks for the Trojans (2-1), whohad six players score in double figures.

Akiem Claborn scored 11 points while Larry Washington and Amien Hick had 10apiece for the Wolverines (1-2), playing their second year in NCAA Division I.

The victory was Southern California's most one-sided since the Trojansdefeated Loyola Marymount and Northwestern by 41 points during the 1999-2000season.

Morris Brown's Ed Benton scored the game's first basket but USC respondedwith a 13-0 surge to move ahead, 13-2.

The Wolverines twice cut their deficit to seven points before the Trojansexpanded their lead to 37 points with 1 minute left in the first half. MorrisBrown went nearly four minutes without a basket late in the half.

USC's largest lead was 46 points. The Wolverines shot 29 percent from thefloor for the game.

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