Lewis, USC turn back Sacramento State 51-36

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LOS ANGELES (AP)—Dwight Lewis scored 16 points and Southern California raced to commanding leads in both halves of a 51-36 victory over Sacramento State on Tuesday night to snap a three-game losing skid.

Nikola Vucevic added 14 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, and Alex Stepheson had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Trojans (3-4), who were coming off consecutive blowout losses at No. 2 Texas and Georgia Tech.

Sultan Toles-Bey scored eight points for the Hornets (4-6), who shot a season-worst 23 percent in losing their second straight and fourth in last five.

The Hornets shot 6 of 32 in the first half as USC raced to an 18-6 lead but outscored the Trojans 10-2 to get within four before USC made the final two baskets to lead 24-16 at the break.

USC committed a season-worst 25 turnovers but controlled the boards 49-29 for the fifth consecutive game and had 12 blocked shots.

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Duro Bjegovic Duro Bjegovic
2-6,  5 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
Nikola Vucevic Nikola Vucevic
7-11,  14 Pts
15 Rebs, 3 Assists

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