The decision to take Miller out of the game was a merciful one by Coach Linda Sharp. Miller, Sharp's superstar, had already done enough damage against the out-classed Beavers.
Miller, playing only 27 minutes, scored 39 points and grabbed 24 rebounds, as the Trojan women routed Oregon State, 117-55. Miller's 24 rebounds matched her school record.
USC's point total tied the school record going back to a 117-42 win over UC Santa Barbara in 1981. By winning, the third-ranked Trojans improved their record to 8-1. OSU is 3-6.
Miller had 19 rebounds by halftime and now is the school's all-time leader in that department with 1,259. She broke the record of 1,250 by Pam McGee, set from 1980 through 1984. It wasn't even a semblance of a game. Oregon State went seven minutes before getting its first basket, an 0 for 13 stretch from the field. By that time, USC led, 16-4, on its way to a 61-23 halftime lead.