Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE
J.T. Terrell scored a game-high 21 points for the Trojans, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Golden Eagles' hot shooting.
Junior forward Jamil Wilson had a team-high 19 points on an efficient 7 of 9 from the field, including 3 of 4 from the three-point line to lead Marquette past USC, 72-64 on Wednesday at the Maui Invitational.
For the Trojans, it was J.T. Terrell that led all scorers with 21 points on 7 of 16 shooting and 5 of 9 from the the arc while adding five rebounds. USC senior guard Jio Fontan had a particularly poor shooting night, going 1 of 9, but managed to dish out nine of the Trojans' 16 total assists.
Wilson did his damage coming off the bench and led the way for the rest of his teammates as Marquette shot 49 percent on the evening.
The Trojans had a difficult shooting night, going 22 of 58 (37.9 percent) from the field . A good night from the 3-point line was their saving grace, 44 percent, and kept them within striking distance of the Golden Eagles. Marquette won the battle of the boards and managed to outrebound USC by a margin of 33-29.