Nebraska 68, #22 USC 50

Lincoln, Neb. – The USC Trojans started a two-game road trip flat in their shooting and rebounding, and ended up on the wrong side of an 18-point differential to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

USC was 20 percent (7 for 35) from the field in the first half, while Nebraska shot 42 percent (11 for 26). The Cornhuskers led 35-22 at the half. The Trojans came out strong to start the second period and whittled the gap to seven points with 18 minutes to go, but they couldn’t sustain the comeback. For the game, USC was outrebounded 66-40 – a number that was shockingly lopsided.

On a positive note, Trojan forward Christina Marinacci played her first game of the season, after sitting out last week’s opener for “medical reasons.” She added 19 minutes of valuble play time tonight, wherein she put up six points, grabbed two boards and made two steals.

Box score.

USC has another tough game in less than 48 hours, against the Georgia Bulldogs Sunday afternoon in Athens, Ga. Very little time to recover…and Notre Dame comes after that.

– I’M in OC in Lincoln, Nebraska