Jio Fontan and Eric Wise each scored 14 points and USC ended a five-game losing streak with a 70-26 rout of cold-shooting UC Riverside on Saturday.
USC basketball will rise or fall based on the success of a 5-foot-7, 148 pound point guard, Maurice Jones.
Southern California guard Jio Fontan will miss the upcoming season after tearing a ligament in his left knee during the Trojans’ exhibition tour in Brazil.
Maurice Jones scored 22 points, all in the second half after being coming off the bench for the first time this season, and Southern California beat California 78-75 on Thursday night.
Alex Stepheson finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Southern California fended off a late rally to secure a 60-56 victory over Washington State on Friday.
For a team with just one true road game during its entire non-conference schedule, Washington is beginning its quest as the preseason favorite in the Pac-10 with arguably its toughest road trip.
Jio Fontan scored 21 points and Southern California used a balanced scoring attack to beat Lehigh 76-49 on Thursday night. The Trojans came in riding the momentum from Tuesday’s 65-64 upset of No. 19 Tennessee, their first road win of the season.