We're halfway through Senior Day at the Galen Center, and the seniors are really shining — on both sides.
Oregon State's Tarver brothers — Seth and Josh — have combined to score 15 points early on, and USC's Mike Gerrity, Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson have matched them with 15 of their own. In all, USC leads 25-24 at the half.
The Trojans led 21-10 with 7:42 to go in the game, but seven straight points from the Tarvers and a big 3-pointer by Omari Johnson closed the gap near the end of the half.
USC's been playing sloppy, with 12 turnovers. The Beavers have scored 10 points of those turnovers. Coach Kevin O'Neill said that the 23 3-pointers the Trojans attempted in Thursday's loss to Oregon was far too many, but they've taken 10 already today. They've made just three.
Johnson provided the biggest highlight of the first 20 minutes with a big block on a lay-up attempt from Seth Tarver near the end of the half.