USC Downs Saint Mary's 60-49

Dec. 23, 2009

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HONOLULU (AP) - Mike Gerrity scored 17 points and Nikola Vucevic added 15 points with seven rebounds to lead Southern California to a 60-49 win over Saint Mary's in a Diamond Head Classic semifinal game Wednesday.

The Trojans (7-4) fell behind early, but took the lead for good on a Marcus Johnson basket with 11:09 left in the first half, which ignited a 19-5 USC run.

The Gaels (10-2) were held to a season low in scoring and shot just 30 percent (16-for-53) from the field.

USC opened the second half with a 6-0 run, which was capped by a 17-foot jumper by Vucevic to give the Trojans their largest lead at 39-23. Saint Mary's closed within 47-43 with 4:48 left on a Mickey McConnell layup, but Gerrity drained a 3-pointer on USC's next trip down the floor.

McConnell had 17 points and Omar Samhan added 13 for Saint Mary's.

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