NCAA Men's Basketball

Goodwin, No. 5 USC rally in 2nd half to beat Oregon St 81-71

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chavez Goodwin had 20 points and 12 rebounds, Drew Peterson added 15 points and fifth-ranked Southern California rallied in the second half to defeat Oregon State 81-71 on Thursday night.

The Trojans (14-1, 4-1 Pac-12) took their first loss of the season Tuesday at Stanford and trailed by 10 during the second half against the Beavers before coming back. USC didn't grab its first lead until midway through the second half and didn't get firm control of the game until the final three minutes.

Warith Alatishe's layup gave the Beavers a 71-70 advantage with 3:55 remaining before the Trojans scored the final 11 points. Isaiah Mobley scored five straight, including a pair of free throws after Alatishe's fifth foul with 3:41 left, to put the Trojans up for good.

Boogie Ellis added 14 points and Mobley had 11 for the Trojans, who were playing their first home game since Dec. 15.

Jarod Lucas led Oregon State (3-12, 1-4) with 27 points, including six 3-pointers. Alatishe had 15 points and eight rebounds.

The Beavers made 19 of their first 32 shots and had a 51-41 lead less than four minutes into the second half before they went cold and the Trojans rallied.

USC went on a 21-6 run over the next seven minutes, including nine points by Goodwin, to go up 65-59 on Reese Dixon-Waters' 3-pointer with 9:10 remaining. The Beavers went 2 of 14 from the field during that stretch.


Lucas hit a 3-pointer to give the Beavers a 35-26 lead before the Trojans went on an 11-2 run to tie it. USC appeared to have momentum after Ellis' jumper from beyond the arc tied it at 37 with 1:23 remaining, but Lucas responded with a 3-pointer to put Oregon State back on top.

Ellis tried to get the Trojans within one, but his driving layup was blocked by Alatishe. Roman Silva was able to get the ball before it went out of bounds to give Oregon State possession before Alatishe made a layup to extend the lead to 42-37 at halftime.


Peterson reached 1,000 collegiate points on a jumper early in the second half. The 6-foot-9 senior scored 516 points during two seasons at Rice before transferring to the Trojans before the 2020-21 season.


Officials were not letting any taunting or extra shoving in the paint go uncalled. Oregon State's Dashawn Davis and Alatishe as well as USC's Isaiah White were assessed technical fouls.


Oregon State: Lucas has gone 28 of 31 from the foul line over the last six games.

USC: After losing a tough one at Stanford, the Trojans were able to outlast the Beavers in a physical game.


Oregon State: Remains in Los Angeles to face No. 3 UCLA on Saturday.

USC: Hosts Oregon on Saturday.


More AP college basketball: and and

Updated January 14, 2022