RMU Robert Morris Colonials 62
Robert Morris Colonials Robert Morris Overall (0-1)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
November 06 2018
- Pac-12 Network
USC USC Trojans 83
USC Trojans USC Overall (1-0)
ATS (0-0)
O/U (0-0)
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
12
Robert Morris Colonials OFF OFF OFF
3527
USC Trojans OFF OFF OFF
3746
Final
Money Line Total: Spread ATS
RMU OFF OFF OFF
USC OFF OFF OFF
Recap

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaqquan Aaron scored 20 points, Nick Rakocevic had 18 points and 16 rebounds and USC opened its season with an 83-62 over Robert Morris on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.

The Trojans led 37-35 at halftime but were trailing by four with 12:19 remaining before going on an 18-4 run to seize control. Aaron scored 11 points during the run, including a pair of dunks, and Nick Rakocevic four as USC was 6 of 7 from the field.

Jordan Mathews added 15 points for the Trojans, who return seven of their 10 leading scorers from last season.

Josh Williams led Robert Morris with 20 points and Koby Thomas added 16.

BIG PICTURE

Robert Morris: The Colonials made a game of it for the first 30 minutes but were unable to keep up as they shot just 34.3 percent from the field (24 of 70). They were 10 of 37 in the second half.

USC: The Trojans have won nine of their last 10 home openers but it took them awhile before they were able to take control of the game. They had 11 turnovers in the first half but just four in the final 20 minutes.

STRONG DEBUT

Kevin Porter Jr., who is USC's first five-star recruit since DeMar DeRozan, had 15 points and five rebounds in 25 minutes. Porter was 6 of 7 from the field and made both of his 3-point attempts.

INJURIES

USC senior Bennie Boatwright did not play as he continues to work his way back from offseason knee surgery. The 6-foot-10 forward is the Trojans leading returning scorer (13.6 points per game) and rebounder (6.4).

UP NEXT

Robert Morris travels to Missouri State on Friday.

USC hosts Vanderbilt on Sunday as part of the Pac-12/SEC Showdown.

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Matchup
Colonials Overall
W/L 0-1
ATS 0-0
Pts For 62.0
Pts Against 83.0
Total 0-0
Colonials Away
W/L 0-1
ATS 0-0
Pts For 62.0
Pts Against 83.0
Total 0-0
Last 1 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
11-6
10:00 PM
at USC L 83-62
Avg. Points For 62.0
Avg. Points Against 83.0
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Trojans Overall
W/L 1-0
ATS 0-0
Pts For 83.0
Pts Against 62.0
Total 0-0
Trojans Home
W/L 1-0
ATS 0-0
Pts For 83.0
Pts Against 62.0
Total 0-0
Last 1 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
11-6
10:00 PM
Robert Morris W 83-62
Avg. Points For 83.0
Avg. Points Against 62.0
ATS 0-0
Over/Under 0-0
Scoring
Robert Morris
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Josh Williams (G) 34:007-17 41.2%4-12 33.3%2-2 100%2330013020
Koby Thomas (F) 30:008-17 47.1%0-1 0%0-0 0%31021132016
Malik Petteway (F) 19:004-7 57.1%0-0 0%0-0 0%110010408
Cameron Wilbon (G) 12:002-5 40%0-1 0%4-6 66.7%120100108
Jon Williams (G) 33:001-9 11.1%1-8 12.5%2-2 100%114100105
Charles Bain (F) 16:002-7 28.6%0-4 0%1-1 100%020002405
Matty McConnell (G) 34:000-6 0%0-4 0%0-0 0%1107203200
Yannis Mendy (F) 14:000-2 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%220102400
Dante Treacy (G) 7:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000200
Chris Coalmon (F) 2:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
David Cole (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Philmon Gebrewhit (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Sayveon McEwen (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Seth Rouse (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
USC
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Shaqquan Aaron (G) 33:008-12 66.7%3-4 75%1-2 50%1522023020
Nick Rakocevic (F) 32:006-10 60%0-0 0%6-7 85.7%31610412018
Jonah Mathews (G) 37:004-12 33.3%2-5 40%5-6 83.3%1762022015
Kevin Porter Jr. (G) 24:006-7 85.7%2-2 100%1-3 33.3%1510133015
Derryck Thornton (G) 27:004-9 44.4%0-0 0%0-0 0%024103108
Jordan Usher (G-F) 29:002-6 33.3%0-2 0%3-5 60%022002307
Charles O'Bannon Jr. (G) 10:000-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%010000000
Victor Uyaelunmo (F) 8:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-2 0%130002100
McKay Anderson (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Bennie Boatwright (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
J'Raan Brooks (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Devin Fleming (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Elijah Weaver (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000