No. 10 Kansas 107, USC 78
Dec. 13, 1998
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Kenny Gregory and Eric Chenowith each had their career-highs in points and No. 10 Kansas took charge early and rolled past previously unbeaten Southern California 107-70 Saturday night.
The Jayhawks (6-2), playing their first game since an 85-81 loss to Iowa on Tuesday stopped their school-record 62-game home winning streak, took full advantage of the 7-foot Chenowith's height advantage over the smaller Trojans, who had nobody taller than 6-9 Brian Scalabrine.
The 235-pound sophomore had 15 points in the first half, then picked up two quick fouls in the second half and went to the bench.
He returned a few minutes later and immediately scored from inside as the Jayhawks took a 68-38 lead with 14:47 left. USC never got closer than 20 after that.
Chenowith finished with 23 points while Gregory had 27. The 6-5 sophomore was 12-of-16 from the field and had 20 points in the second half.
The Trojans (6-1), bidding for their first 7-0 start since 1974-75, took a 14-13 lead on consecutive baskets by Jarvis Turner until Chenowith triggered a 10-0 run that put the Jayhawks in firm command en route to a 53-30 halftime lead.
Kansas' lead again hit 30 points when Chenowith drove in for a layup, drew a foul from Turner and completed the three-point play to make it 80-50 with 10:48 to go.
Jeff Trepagnier led the Trojans with 22 points, while Adam Spanich had 13 and Scalabrine 12.
Since December 1996, the Trojans are 3-14 against ranked opponents.