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After a 20-minute respite from the drought, USC hopes its shooting woes are gone for good

After a 20-minute respite from the drought, USC hopes its shooting woes are gone for good

USC guard Elijah Stewart hopped on one foot and leaned back like a baseball player willing his hit to stay fair.

By the time his shot arced toward the rim, Stewart, a junior, had gone two games without making a three-pointer — the first time he’s done so since his freshman season. He’d made just four three-pointers in his first six conference games.

His extended shooting drought was unusual, but he has company on USC, where the poor shooting has been contagious. No guard has made more than 40% of his field goals during Pac-12 Conference play. Take away forward Chimezie Metu, the only player who has displayed any sort of efficiency, and USC has shot just 37%...

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