Chimezie Metu cleared to play by USC

Angelo Anderson
February 25, 2018

USC has cleared junior forward Chimezie Metu as he'll be allowed to play on Saturday against Utah, the school announced.

Metu was the first Trojan to score in double figures as USC got off to a quick first-half lead.

Utah cut the deficit to 6 midway through the second half. After scoring 23 consecutive points, USC led 38-25. USC then proceeded to go on a 16-0 run to break the game open.

David Collette paced Utah (18-10, 10-7) with 14 points as the Utes saw their five-game win streak snapped.

USC looked like the more athletic team on Saturday. The Trojans had a little extra bounce to their step against Utah.

Points in the paint were controlled by USC, with 34 points, compared to Utah's 30.

It's also noted in the release that USC is reviewing Bennie Boatwright's eligibility as well even though he's out for the season with a knee injury.

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The aggressive Trojans took advantage of weak passes and surged to a 36-19 lead after a dunk by Usher and Shaqquan Aaron's 3-pointer. The Trojans' length and athleticism was too much for the Utes. He was 4 of 5 from 3-point range.

Utah wasn't as effective in turning points into turnovers - 9 points from turnovers, compared to USC's 22.

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