LOS ANGELGES — McKinley Wright IV had 17 points, D’Shawn Schwartz added 13 points and a career-high 10 rebounds for his career double-double as Colorado beat Southern California 72-62 on New Year's Eve.
"Obviously a road win against a quality team in this league, they're hard to come by," head coach Tad Boyle said. "USC is long, they're tall, they have good athletes. I thought our guys really battled tonight and showed a lot of grit and a lot of toughness."
McKinley Wright IV became the 11th player in Colorado history to reach 1,500 points in the win.
Maddox Daniels hit a 3-pointer and, after USC’s Isaiah Mobley made a layup to tie it at 12-all, Schwartz hit another 3 to give Colorado the lead for good about six minutes into the game.
The Buffaloes scored 12 of the final 14 first-half points, capped by back-to-back 3s by Wright and Horne to make it 44-33 at the break.
Tahj Eaddy hit four 3-pointers and finished with 16 points for the Trojans.
The Buffs wrap up their three-game road trip Saturday at UCLA in a 6 p.m. game at Pauley Pavilion.