The USC Trojans are looking to win back-to-back games for the first time this season. After one half at the Orleans Arena, USC is tied 31-31 with the UNLV Runnin' Rebels in the 2011 Las Vegas Invitational Tournament at the Orleans Arena.
Aaron Fuller scored nine points to lead the Trojans in the first half, and Maurice Jones added eight points for USC. The Trojans shot 53.8% in the first half (14 for 26), while holding UNLV to 38.5% shooting (10 for 26) from the field. The Running Rebels had a great balance, with seven different players scoring between three and six points in the first half. UNLV is undefeated so far this season at 5-0, and have won each of their previous three games by at least 23 points.
All five games so far this season for USC have been decided by seven points or less, and tonight looks so far to be no different. The winner of this game will play the winner of North Carolina vs. South Carolina on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. PST.
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