STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Deajon Davis hit a desperation 50-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer and Stanford shocked USC 77-76 on Sunday night.

Jordan McLaughlin had given the Trojans a 76-74 edge with 1.7 seconds left. Davis took the inbound pass, dribbled twice and let it fly, hitting nothing but net as time expired.

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Reid Travis scored 18 of his career-high 29 points in the second half for the Cardinal, who were coming off a double-overtime victory over UCLA. Michael Humphrey added 15 points.

Kezie Okpala, who finished with 11, tied the game at 72 with a jumper and Davis hit a driving jumper to put Stanford (8-8, 2-1 Pac-12) up 74-72 with 1:43 left to play.

Chimezie Metu, who scored 20 points, tied the game 20 seconds later with a short jumper at the basket.

Earlier, Metu got a dunk to open the second half and give the Trojans a 13-point edge. The Cardinal rallied to within 51-49 with 16:39 remaining to play.

USC (11-6, 2-2) rebuilt its advantage to 15 points six minutes later. The Cardinal weren’t going anywhere though.

The Trojans took advantage of eight offensive rebounds and six turnovers for a 16-5 edge in second-chance points and a 13-2 advantage in points off turnovers during the first half.

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Stanford took a nine-point lead in the first five minutes but the Trojans quickly turned that around and opened a 47-36 halftime advantage.


USC: Senior point guard Jordan McLaughlin, who leads the Pac-12 with eight assists a game, is all over the school’s all-time lists in both assists and steals. He’s also on several watch lists. He’s one of the main reasons the Trojans have improved their record every season.

Stanford: Freshman Kezie Okpala has appeared in the past four games and started the last three. He’s considered a key to the Cardinal’s future with freshmen guards Daejon Davis and Isaac White and freshman forward Oscar Da Silva. At times, coach Jarod Haase has all four on the court at the same time.


USC: Hosts Colorado on Wednesday.

Stanford: Plays at Washington State on Thursday.

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