Pac-12 Caps Perfect Trip With 71-68 Win Over Shanghai Sharks

    Nikola Jovanovic
    Aug. 16, 2014

    USC's Nikola Jovanovic scored seven points as the Pac-12 All-Star team defeated the Shanghai Sharks 71-68 today (Aug. 16) to cap a perfect 3-0 record on its goodwill tour to China. Jovanovic led the team in scoring in the three games with 33 points and his 11 rebounds were one off tying for the trip lead.

    The final game of the tour against the Shanghai Sharks, whose president is former NBA great Yao Ming, was tight throughout and was not decided until Cheikh N'diaye of Oregon State tipped away an inbounds pass with two seconds remaining in the game. Jordan Loveridge of Utah led the Pac-12 All-Stars with 16 points and six rebounds.

    Jovanovic scored his seven points on 2-for-4 shooting and ended the three-game trip making 12 of 17 shots for a 70.6 shooting percentage. He also registered four steals and three assists in the three games.