It was a back-and-forth affair, with the teams trading leads multiple times. USC had a chance to seal the game late, but missed three of its last three free throws.
The Friars leaned heavily on forwards Ben Bentil and Bullock. Bentil had 19 points and 10 boards. Bullock had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kris Dunn came on in the second half and finished with 16 points.
USC had four players in double-digits. Jordan McLaughlin led the way, dropping 15 points.
The Friars advance to the Round of 32. They'll face North Carolina Saturday, as the Tar Heels defeated FGCU earlier Thursday.Back to the USC Trojans Newsfeed