The Trojans kept pace for most of their first half before a 14-0 run took the wind out of their sails.
The Trojans kept it tied at 25-25 with two minutes remaining in the first but the Cornhuskers went on an 8-0 run to close out the half. They opened the second half with a quick 6-0 run in the first 90 seconds to effectively put the game out of reach.
Cornhuskers guard Ray Gallegos led all scorers with 20 points, including going 6-for-10 from three-point range. Nebraska was red-hot from behind the arc, going 11-for-17.
The Trojans played three games in the Maui Invitational, losing two. Monday was the first true road game and USC struggled to put any points on the board. As a team the Trojans shot just 37.5 percent from the floor and guards J.T. Terrell and Jio Fontan had an exceptionally hard time, going 4-for-11 and 5-for-14 on field goal attempts. Terrell led all Trojans with 14 points in a game where the bench was largely ineffective -- scoring just seven points on 2-of-9 shooting.
The Trojans have tomorrow off and then play No. 18 New Mexico Lobos on the road.