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USC Has No Answer For Rider’s Robinson

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Rider guard Justin Robinson (15) shoots over Southern California forward Nikola Vucevic (5) on a 3-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

Rider guard Justin Robinson (15) shoots over Southern California forward Nikola Vucevic (5) on a 3-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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LOS ANGELES (AP)– Justin Robinson scored a career-high 28 points and Rider led all the way in defeating Southern California 77-57 in an opening game of the Hall of Fame Classic on Wednesday night.

Novar Gadson added 10 points for the Broncs (2-1), who shot 60 percent from the floor, 63 percent from long-range and 73 percent at the line. Robinson made all 5 of his 3-pointers, tying his career high.

USC had no answer for Robinson, who also was perfect from the line, going 5 for 5. The senior from London, England, made his 94th career start, making him one of the most experienced point guards in Division I.

The Trojans (2-1) were led by Maurice Jones and Donte Smith with 13 points each. Their usually reliable front line of Alex Stepheson and Nikola Vucevic were held to a combined 18 points.

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