USC 61 - ASU 49: Box Score of the Day

    
January 16th, 2009

CHN now features a live scoreboard, stats, standings, etc.. here. Occasionally, we'll be featuring a box score of the day, with some commentary on why the box score is interesting. It might be involve a huge upset, a big personal effort, some odd statistical occurrences, or other intriguing tidbit.

 

Box Score of the Day:

Today's pick is.. USC's 61-49 Win Over Arizona St.

 

ESPN's headline called this a "shocker", but their writers overuse that phrase 30 times a day. In reality, this was a nice little upset, but nothing terribly out of the norm. There were however two major performances from big name players that stood out. Potential Top 5 pick James Harden had easily the worst game of his career with 4 points on 0-8 shooting. This type of output is unheard of from one of the game's most consistent and efficient performers. As this game was too late for my East Coast tastes, I don't know if Harden was just off or Tim Floyd pulled out one of his usual special schemes to shut him down. If you have the answer, let me know.

 

And then you had an actual sighting from USC uber-freshman DeMar DeRozan. DeRozan was supposed to join Harden at the top of the NBA Draft, but has had a rather ho hum rookie season with averages of 12 ppg and 5 rpg. But the heralded athlete came through with 22 points (his first 20+ game), 8 boards, and 3 steals (a new high), got to the line 7 times (another new high), and even hit his first career 3-pointer.

 

BOXSCORE
Southern California 61, Arizona St. 49

Thursday, January 15, 2009 10:30 PM

Location - Galen Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - Tony Padilla, Thomas Wood, Mark Reishling
Attendance - 6235
 
 
Final Scoring Summary
 
 
Final 1 2 T
Arizona St. 26 23 49
Southern California 19 42 61
 
Arizona St. Sun Devils
 
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Richard Kuksiks 36:00 5-7 4-6 2-2 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 16
Jeff Pendergraph 25:00 6-7 0-0 1-3 4 3 7 2 4 1 2 0 13
Derek Glasser 33:00 3-9 3-6 4-4 0 3 3 4 3 1 6 0 13
Ty Abbott 25:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 4 0 2 0 0
James Harden 34:00 0-8 0-2 4-7 3 4 7 1 2 1 2 0 4
Jamelle McMillan 14:00 0-4 0-4 0-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0
Jerren Shipp 17:00 0-4 0-4 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Eric Boateng 15:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 3
Taylor Rhode 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 15-44 7-24 12-20 11 17 28 10 19 4 15 0 49
    34.1% 29.2% 60.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15
 
Southern California Trojans
 
  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
DeMar DeRozan 35:00 8-13 1-1 5-7 4 4 8 2 4 3 2 0 22
Donte Smith 12:00 0-3 0-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Keith Wilkinson 34:00 1-3 1-3 1-3 1 2 3 1 3 0 1 1 4
Taj Gibson 38:00 4-8 0-0 3-4 2 9 11 3 1 3 3 3 11
Daniel Hackett 36:00 0-4 0-4 4-4 0 2 2 6 4 0 4 0 4
Dwight Lewis 33:00 6-13 5-8 1-2 2 1 3 2 1 0 2 0 18
Marcus Johnson 8:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Marcus Simmons 4:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 20-48 7-19 14-20 11 18 29 15 15 8 12 4 61
    41.7% 36.8% 70.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 12

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