The Stanford Cardinal used an 11-0 run in the second half to break open a close game, beating the USC Trojans 59-47 Sunday night at Galen Center for their first regular season win in Los Angeles since 2005. Chasson Randle scored 16 points for the Cardinal, hitting four shots from behind the three-point arc, to lead Stanford (17-8, 7-6), who snapped a two-game losing streak.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Trojans (6-20, 1-12), who have lost 16 of their last 18 games after a 4-4 start to the season. USC lost 20 games for the first time since the 1988-1989 season, when George Raveling's crew finished 10-22.
A layup by Maurice Jones cut Stanford's lead to 35-33 with 11:25 remaining in the game, but the Cardinal scored the next 11 points over the next three and a half minutes to essentially put the game away.
Jones scored 10 points for the Trojans, but made just two of 14 shots from the field. USC shot 31.3% for the game, and were outrebounded by Stanford 45-19. Greg Allen scored 13 points to lead USC, including making three of six three-pointers.
Josh Owens scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting and grabbed five rebounds.
The Trojans travel across town to battle the UCLA Bruins Wednesday night at the Sports Arena in Los Angeles.
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