Trojans Handle Longwood, 83-53

Dec. 19, 2006

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nick Young and Lodrick Stewart scored 17 points apiece to lead USC to an 83-53 victory over Longwood on Tuesday night.

Young became the 31st Trojan to score at least 1,000 career points and Stewart passed Jeff Trepagnier to reach 20th place on USC's all-time scoring list with 1,132 points.

Freshman Taj Gibson added 10 points and 10 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season as the Trojans (9-2) won their fourth consecutive game.

It was the eight straight home victory for USC, which hasn't lost at the new Galen Center since a season-opening overtime defeat to South Carolina.

Maurice Sumter scored 15 points for the Lancers (3-10), who shot a season-low 29.4 percent and lost their seventh straight game.

The Trojans, who lead the nation in field-goal percentage defense, held an opponent to less than 40 percent for the 10th time this season.

USC shot 73 percent in the first half and led by as many as 34 points in the second half.

The game was the Trojans' second in the Las Vegas Classic, which will shift to Las Vegas on Friday after opening at the teams' home arenas.

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