No. 5 USC Men's Basketball's 13-Game Winning Streak Ends At Stanford In 75-69 Defeat
Isaiah Mobley scored 16 points and seven rebounds, but it wasn't enough as No. 5 USC men's basketball took its first loss of the season at Stanford, 75-69, on Tuesday in Palo Alto.
The Trojans' 13-game winning streak ends as the sixth longest in USC history and the school's fourth-best start to any season. The Trojans (13-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were the penultimate team in men's college basketball to lose a game, with No. 1 Baylor being the final team to be defeated just two hours after USC's loss.
Mobley scored 16 while shooting just 3-of-5 from the field and got the rest of his points from seven free throws on nine attempts. Boogie Ellis finished with 14 points and Chevez Goodwin contributed 11.
Despite leading for 28 of the game's 40 minutes, the Trojans' biggest margin was just seven points when USC went on a 11-5 stretch with 1:56 left in the first half. Spencer Jones scored six unanswered points in the remainder of the first half to cut Stanford's deficit to two heading into halftime.
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The Trojans failed to shake off the Cardinal (9-4, 2-1 Pac-12) in the second half. Stanford went on an 8-0 run midway into the second half to erase USC's lead before scoring six unanswered points with 2:08 left to put the game away.
USC struggled to score all game, shooting just 42.9% from the field. The Trojans missed their first eight 3-point attempts and finished just 6-of-21 from the perimeter.
Jones and Harrison Ingram each had 21 points for Stanford, which returned from a 19-day COVID-19 pause. The Cardinal shot 43.9% from the field, the most by any opponent against USC this season,
USC returns to the Galen Center for the first time in nearly a full month on Thursday to host Oregon State followed by a Saturday-night matchup against Oregon. Both games are closed to the public.