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Trojans hot at the start

2/25/2010

A little more than midway through the first half, USC has used timely 3-point shooting and stout defense to surge to a 25-16 lead.

Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson each have a pair of 3-pointers for the Trojans, and forward Alex Stepheson has overpowered Oregon's Michael Dunigan in the low block to the tune of eight points and five rebounds.

Johnson's two 3-pointers are already more than he has made in any game this season.

With 7:27 left in the half, the Ducks have made only five shots. Tajuan Porter has a team-high six points.

Oregon is wearing black jerseys with 'Oregon' also in black on the front. Not one of the better fashion statements we've seen.