USC vs. Nebraska recap: Trojans fall on the road, 63-51

Gregory Shamus

The Trojans kept pace for most of their first half before a 14-0 run took the wind out of their sails.

The USC Trojans failed their first true road test of the season, dropping to the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Monday.

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.

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