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Rhodes Paves Way For Usc Pac-10 Roundup

Rodrick Rhodes scored 17 points to lead a balanced Southern California attack Thursday night as the Trojans beat Washington 77-58 in Los Angeles in the Pacific-10 Conference opener for both teams.

The Trojans (6-3) got off to a successful start in the conference under first-year head coach Henry Bibby after losing their final 10 league games last winter.

Bibby was the interim coach for the final nine, replacing the fired Charlie Parker. Bibby was hired as the full-time head coach following the season.

USC broke the game open late in the first half and early in the second, going on a 20-4 run to turn a 30-28 Washington lead into a 48-34 Trojan advantage. It was 39-32 at halftime.

Mark Sanford led Washington (7-2) with 16 points.

USC 77, Washington 58

Washington (7-2) - Sanford 7-15 2-4 16, MacCulloch 2-7 5-6 9, Watts 3-10 0-0 8, Thompson 1-6 0-1 2, Booker 3-7 1-5 7, Wooten 4-6 0-0 10, Femerling 0-3 0-0 0, Luton 2-3 0-0 5, Walcott 0-4 1-3 1. Totals 22-61 9-19 58.

USC (6-3) - Williams 3-7 0-0 6, Boseman 4-14 6-6 14, Crouse 3-4 0-0 6, Rhodes 7-13 1-2 17, Ayuso 4-9 2-2 11, Sims 3-6 0-0 8, White 1-2 1-1 3, Wilson 2-8 1-2 5, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Turner 3-3 0-0 7. Totals 30-66 11-13 77.

Halftime-USC 39, Washington 32. 3-Point goals- Washington 5-11 (Watts 2-3, Wooten 2-3, Luton 1-1, Thompson 0-1, Sanford 0-1, Booker 0-2), USC 6-17 (Rhodes 2-4, Sims 2-4, Turner 1-1, Ayuso 1-4, Boseman 0-4. Fouled out-Crouse. Rebounds-Washington 43 (Sanford 11), USC 39 (Williams 6). Assists-Washington 12 (Booker, Watts, Sanford 3), USC 17 (Rhodes 5). Total fouls-Washington 17, USC 19. A-2,139.

(9) Arizona 81, California 80

Mike Bibby made two free throws with 3.6 seconds left to give the Wildcats (8-2) a victory over the Bears (9-3) in Tucson, Ariz., in the conference opener for both teams.

California had a last chance to win but Prentice McGruder’s 15-foot jumper rolled around the rim.

Moments earlier, McGruder missed a 1-and-1 with 9.4 seconds left, allowing Bibby to drive the length of the court before being fouled by Alfred Grigsby.

California (9-3) - McGruder 4-6 0-1 8, Marks 6-10 1-2 13, Stewart 3-3 0-0 6, Gray 7-17 2-3 16, Duck 1-3 5-6 7, Grigsby 9-15 3-4 21, McQueen 1-4 0-0 2, Gonzalez 0-1 1-2 1, Jones 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 34-64 12-18 80.

Arizona (8-2) - Davison 5-9 2-2 12, Dickerson 9-20 6-7 27, Harris 1-4 0-3 2, Bibby 4-6 4-4 15, Terry 1-6 0-0 2, Edgerson 1-2 0-0 2, Lee 3-5 0-0 9, Bramlett 5-5 2-3 12. Totals 29-57 14-19 81.

Halftime-Arizona 47, California 34. 3-Point goals- California 0-7 (Marks 0-1, Gray 0-2, Duck 0-2, McQueen 0-2), Arizona 9-15 (Lee 3-3, Bibby 3-4, Dickerson 3-8). Fouled out-Grigsby. Rebounds-California 33 (Marks 8), Arizona 25 (Bramlett 6). Assists-California 18 (McGruder 11), Arizona 18 (Bibby 8). Total fouls-California 21, Arizona 18. A-13,608.

(21) Stanford 81, Arizona St. 65

Tim Young had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Cardinal (8-1) beat the Sun Devils (7-5) in Tempe, Ariz., in the conference opener for both teams.

Brevin Knight added nine points and 13 assists as Stanford won its seventh straight game.

Michael Batiste led Arizona State with 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting.

Stanford (8-1) - Sauer 4-9 5-6 13, Jackson 1-3 0-0 3, Young 9-15 3-5 21, Weems 5-10 0-0 14, Knight 1-3 7-8 9, Lea 0-2 0-0 0, Mendez 4-8 2-2 13, Elswyk 1-2 0-0 2, Madsen 2-5 0-1 4, Moseley 0-1 0-0 0, Seaton 0-0 2-4 2. Totals 27-58 19-26 81.

Arizona St. (7-5) - Batiste 10-18 2-2 25, Kelly 4-11 0-0 8, Farrington 2-8 0-0 4, Gervin 3-10 1-2 9, Veal 1-9 0-0 2, Lewis 1-2 0-2 3, House 6-9 0-2 14, Richardson 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 27-67 3-10 65.

Halftime-Stanford 38, Arizona St. 30. 3-Point goals- Stanford 8-21 (Weems 4-9, Mendez 3-6, Jackson 1-3, Sauer 0-1, Knight 0-1, Lea 0-1). Arizona St. 8-22 (Batiste 3-7, Gervin 2-5, House 2-5, Lewis 1-2, Kelly 0-1, Veal 0-2). Fouled out- None. Rebounds-Stanford 45 (Young 12). Arizona St. 33 (Batiste, Farrington, 7). Assists-Stanford 24, (Knight 13), Arizona St. 21 (House 6). Total fouls-Stanford 13, Arizona St. 21. Technical-Young. A-3,872.


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