ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Nikola Jovanovic scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds for USC, helping the Trojans beat New Mexico 66-54 on Sunday.
Jovanovic scored five points in a key 9-1 run that broke a 47-47 tie - the fourth of the second half -- with 8 minutes remaining.
Devon Williams had career highs in points (15) and rebounds (10) for New Mexico (3-3). But the Trojans (4-3) held Lobos guard Hugh Greenwood, who averaged 13 points, scoreless on 0-for-11 shooting, including 0-9 on 3-pointers.
Shooting, particularly from outside, was an issue for both teams. USC went 4-17 on from beyond the arc and New Mexico was 3 of 24.
USC's Darion Clark also had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. New Mexico's Obij Aget added a career-high 11 points and 10 rebounds.