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Tre White scores 16, Kobe Johnson 14 as USC beats Cal State Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton guard Daeshawn Eaton goes to the basket against USC guard Boogie Ellis.
Cal State Fullerton guard Daeshawn Eaton goes to the basket against USC guard Boogie Ellis in the second half at Galen Center on Wednesday.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
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Tre White scored 16 points on six-for-nine shooting, Kobe Johnson had 14 points, five assists and three steals and USC beat Cal State Fullerton 64-50 Wednesday night at Galen Center.

Drew Petersen had nine points and eight rebounds for USC (7-3).

The Titans missed six consecutive shots and committed three turnovers over the first five minutes as USC scored the first 13 points and Reese Dixon-Waters made a driving layup that gave the Trojans a 22-5 lead midway through the first half.

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Latrell Wrightsell Jr., the only Fullerton play to score in double figures, had a game-high 17 points.

Fullerton (4-5) shot just 27.6% (eight of 29) in the first half, but the Trojans scored only one point during a stretch of five-plus minutes and the Titans used a 16-5 spurt to trim their deficit to 27-21 late in the first half but got no closer.

Reese Dixon-Waters scored 10 of his career-high 17 points in a 20-0 run in the second half that lifted USC to a 66-51 win over California in the Pac-12 opener.

Johnson made a layup that gave USC a 37-26 lead with 17 minutes to play and Fullerton trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

USC, which went into the game holding its opponents to 37.4% shooting from the field (No. 23 nationally), limited Fullerton to 33% shooting (19 of 58).


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