Nick Rakocevic took benefit of his first begin of the season, serving to USC dominate as a part of a brand new-look trio of massive males within the beginning lineup.
Rakocevic, Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu all had double-doubles to steer USC to an eighty two-fifty nine win over Santa Clara on Thursday night time. They mixed for fifty seven factors and 31 rebounds
They received to the rim with ease and Santa Clara by no means had a solution.
“It is onerous to protect three 7-footers,” Rakocevic stated.
Rakocevic (6-eleven), Metu (6-eleven) and Boatwright (6-10) aren’t fairly 7-foot however they positive performed that method.
USC (5-three) snapped a 3-recreation dropping streak and did it in enjoyable style with dunk after dunk after dunk.
“We have been making an attempt to inform coach,” Metu stated of beginning three massive males. “We have been making an attempt to persuade him.”
The transfer was made extra out of necessity. Rakocevic was within the beginning lineup as a result of Elijah Stewart was late for a couple of issues and as punishment didn’t begin, based on USC coach Andy Enfield.