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USC Downs Washington State 65-56 - Match Report
Onyeka Okongwu scored 27 points and chipped in with 12 rebounds for USC on Thursday, leading them to a 65-56 victory over Washington State at Wallis Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.
Bettors who backed USC were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of -3.5 at sportsbooks.
Jonah Mathews had 10 points for USC and Elijah Weaver chipped in with 8 points. Jonah Mathews had 4 assists for them, while Onyeka Okongwu was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.
Washington State got a 18-point performance from Isaac Bonton, who was supported by 15 points from Tony Miller. Jervae Robinson had 3 assists in a losing cause for Washington State, while Tony Miller grabbed 11 rebounds.
USC was winning at the break before taking care of business in the second half.
USC won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 40-35.
USC heads into a battle against Washington. Washington State, meanwhile, will have their next action against UCLA.