Trojans Drop Rematch Against Monmouth, 83-73

    Nov. 29, 2015

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP)- USC (5-2) was paced by Julian Jacobs with 19 points in USC's 83-73 loss to Monmouth Sunday.

    Nikola Jovanovic made two free throws to pull within 73-70, but Justin Robinson responded with a 3-pointer to put Monmouth up 76-70 with 55 seconds remaining. Seaborn made it an 11-point game with a 3-point play with 28 seconds left.

    Bennie Boatwright added 16 points and nine rebounds. Jordan McLaughlin, who sat out the second half of Friday's game against No. 23 Xavier due to a broken nose, played with protective guard. He had five points and five assists.

    After trailing by 14, USC got back within 68-64 on Jacobs' layup with 4 minutes to go. But Collin Stewart answered with a 3-ponter and Jones' dunk with 1:41 left made it 73-68.

    The two teams met earlier this season, with USC beating the Hawks 101-90 on Nov. 16.


    USC: It was the first time since 1967 that the Trojans played the same opponent twice in the same season within the first seven games.


    USC: Plays at UC Santa Barbara Thursday night.