No. 24 USC jumps all over Saint Joseph’s

Boogie Ellis scored 17 points and dished four assists, Chevez Goodwin added 10 points and eight rebounds, and No. 24 USC cruised past Saint Joseph’s 70-55 on Thursday in the first game of the Wooden Classic in Anaheim, Calif.The Trojans (5-0) jumped out to a 23-9 advantage in the first 10 minutes and maintained a double-digit cushion for most of the night.USC overwhelmed Saint Joseph’s with a combination of stifling defense and balanced scoring, building a lead of as many as 20 points in the second half.Joshua Morgan recorded 13 points and six rebounds to lead a strong, 28-point effort from the USC reserves. Ethan Anderson and Reese Dixon-Waters each chipped in six points.Isaiah Mobley finished with just four points, but he dominated the glass with 11 rebounds. Mobley helped clog the lane defensively as Saint Joseph’s struggled to find clean looks at the hoop.The Hawks (2-3) shot just 23 of 65. Jordan Hall, who totaled 44 points in Saint Joseph’s previous two games, was held to 1-of-12 shooting for two points on Thursday.

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