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USC Women Shine In Opener, Top LMU 85-55

Nov 25, 2020


LOS ANGELES — A 16-0 onslaught in the fourth quarter doubled USC's lead and put the Trojans well on the path to a powerful 85-55 season-opening win over visiting LMU today at Galen Center. Sophomore Endyia Rogers and Angel Jackson accounted for all 16 of those points in the surge, making them two of five Trojans to hit double figures en route to USC's victory. 

In their USC debuts, redshirt freshman Madison Campbell and true freshman Amaya Oliver made their presence known early and often. Both had their first points as Trojans logged in the first quarter as USC led the Lions 19-11 after 10 minutes of action. By the third quarter, Oliver had already secured her first career double-double, as she'd finish out the game with 17 points and 16 rebounds — the most boards by a Trojan since teammate Alissa Pili hauled in 17 back in January 2020. So, too, did Campbell make some serious noise in her first outing. She landed five 3-pointers in the game — most by a Trojan since teammate Shalexxus Aaron did the same in March 2019. Campbell would lead all scorers on the day with her 19 points.

Also hitting double digits for the Trojan cause were Rogers with 15 points and Jackson and Desiree Caldwell with 13 apiece. All told, the Trojans hit 11 threes in the win, shot 46 percent from the floor and out rebounded LMU 41-34. The Lions shot 38 percent with Ciera Ellington and Meghan Mandel leading LMU with 13 points each.

NEXT: USC will open Pac-12 play with a road trip to Arizona, visiting the Sun Devils on Dec. 4 and the Wildcats on Dec. 6.

- FR F Amaya Oliver recorded the first double-double of her USC career (17 points, 16 rebounds)
- RS FR G Madison Campbell hit five 3-pointers in her first action as a Trojan
- Campbell's five 3-pointers made was the most in a single game since teammate Shalexxus Aaron hit five vs. Utah on March 3, 2019.
- Oliver's 16 rebounds was the most by a Trojan since teammate Alissa Pili hauled in 17 at Utah on Jan. 12, 2020
- SO G India Otto set a new career high with two 3-pointers made.
- USC's 11 threes made is the third most in a single game in program history (last hit in 2018).