Trojans survived rough rebounding night against Colorado

The USC Trojans had a lot to celebrate on Thursday night when the Colorado Buffaloes came to town.

USC won 68-61 as freshman center Vincent Iwuchukwu made his debut after suffering cardiac arrest in the offseason. His family was in attendance, and it was an emotional night for the Trojans.

Drew Peterson led the way for USC with 15 points and Boogie Ellis had 14, with Joshua Morgan chipping in 12.

However, there was one concerning part of the win for Andy Enfield’s team that Tony Cosolo of Buffaloes Wire mentioned:

“What makes the turnover discrepancy more frustrating was the fact that the Buffaloes were able to clean the glass — CU pulled down 44 rebounds to only 29 for USC,” Cosolo wrote. “The rebounding game has been an important indicator of success for the Buffs this year and Thursday’s effort should’ve signaled a win.”

That’s not a good sign for USC on the glass, but they played well enough defensively to get an important Pac-12 victory.

USC faces Utah on Saturday night at the Galen Center, so the Trojans don’t have much time to relax.

The Utes are 12-6 on the year, as the Pac-12 has had a fascinating season on the hardwood so far.

Let’s see if Andy Enfield’s team can get another win.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire