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LOS ANGELES -- After overcoming a double-digit deficit in the final minutes last Friday to defeat Texas A&M on the road, USC took to the court with increased confidence on Tuesday and continued to flourish. Vans Schoenen Dames Goedkoop .Elijah Stewart scored 21 points and Jonah Matthews added 13 as Southern California cruised to an 88-54 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night.The 6-5 junior made 7 of 10 shots, including 3 of 5 from beyond the arc as USC made a season high 11 3s.We came out and did what we wanted to do tonight, Stewart said. We can be really good with Bennie (Boatwright), and J Mac (Jordan McLaughlin) back. Nobody is shooting really well yet, but our defense has been our strong part, but our offense will come.The Trojans improved to 4-0 while the Privateers (1-3) lost their third straight and committed 19 turnovers. USC had 15 steals.Shaqquan Aaron scored 12 points, Jordan McLaughlin added 11 (and 9 assists) and DeAnthony Melton poured in 10 points and had 5 steals for the Trojans, whose final score Tuesday marked a season high.Erik Thomas led New Orleans with 20 points and Tevin Broyles 11.The Trojans edged New Orleans on the boards, 40-38, and have outrebounded all four of their opponents this season.New Orleans, averaging 81 points per game, was held to its lowest output of the season.After keeping it close for the first six minutes, the Trojans offense erupted with a 15-0 run to build a double-digit lead.We havent been scoring 3s too well, so it was nice to see some of the guys who were struggling making a few of them tonight, Trojans coach Andy Enfield said.Were very young and we still have to find our rotation. Were excited about the team and Im comfortable with our freshmen and playing them late in games. Weve been playing outstanding defense and rebounding well, thats why were 4-0.Matthews back-to-back baskets and Nick Rakocevic free throw capped the USC surge and gave the Trojans a 27-11 lead at the 9:05 mark of the first half.It feels great to get my rhythm and I felt like I got out of my slump, said Matthews, who scored a career-high. I feel like part of the team.USC held New Orleans scoreless for just over six minutes midway through the opening half. Thomas basket broke the Privateers scoring drought with 8:31 left in the half.The Trojans maintained the pressure on New Orleans for the remainder of the period and extended its lead to 42-25 at the break.Aaron made three 3-pointers in the first half and led the Trojans with 9 points.The Trojans shot 55.2 percent in the first half, including 7 of 14 from long range, and held New Orleans to 35.3 percent from the floor.The Privateers never got closer than 15 points in the second half while USC led by as many as 35.BIG PICTURENew Orleans: Despite dropping its last three games, the Privateers look to be vastly improved this season from last years 10-20 record. Thomas is New Orleans leading scorer averaging 23 points per game.USC: The Trojans has started the season off on a strong note with four starters averaging double digits.TIP INS: Tuesdays game marked just the second time the two teams had played. In November 1986, New Orleans defeated the Trojans 85-67 in New Orleans.FRESHMAN STANDOUT: Entering Tuesdays game, freshman guard DeAnthony Melton has provided USC with a strong presence off the bench. He is averaging nearly 10 points per game and is third on the team in rebounds, second in assists and leads the team and the Pac-12 with an average of 2.7 steals per game. He swiped another 5 steals on Tuesday. Anthony has long arms and he anticipates and he has a nose for the ball and you cant teach that, Enfield said.UP NEXTNew Orleans: The Privateers complete their thee-game road trip winless and return home to open a two-game homestand starting with Florida College on Friday.USC: The Trojans look to extend their winning streak and duplicate last seasons 5-0 start when they take on SMU on Friday at home. Vans Outlet Nederland . Catch all the action on TSN2 at 11pm et/8pm pt. The nine-time Big 12 champion Jayhawks are positioning themselves for another title, as they have run out to a flawless 6-0 mark in conference play thus far. Vans Schoenen Aanbieding .Y. -- Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Wednesday that J. http://www.vansoutletnederland.com/ . Already owning gold from competition in Vancouver in 2010, Loch posted a combined four-run time of 3:27.526. That included a track-record third run of 51. Brisbane great Jonathan Brown believes the Lions must look for an experienced football person, not necessarily a former senior AFL coach, as they search for a replacement for Justin Leppitsch.Brisbane chairman Bob Sharpless and chief executive Greg Swann fronted a press conference on Monday to announce the boards decision to release Leppitsch from the final year of his contract after the Lions slumped to 17th with just three wins this season.My gut feel is that its probably an experienced coach or an experienced person, Brown said on Fox Footys On The Couch when asked what Brisbane needed in a coach.I dont think he necessarily has to have coached senior AFL football, weve seen guys like Don Pyke come in (and be successful) ... but hes going to have to be pretty resilient and thick-skinned.Former Carlton coach Brett Ratten, Adelaide list manager David Noble, Sydney assistant Stuart Dew and former Blues caretaker coach John Barker have all been touted as leading candidates.Brown also called for a seasoned football industry veteran to be placed in charge of a football department he branded dysfunctional.There is obviously a fair bit of distrust (at board level) and a fair bit of ddistrust in the football department as well, Brown said. Vans Schoenen Dames Sale. So its a big operation (to fix) going forward.The football department has got problems there. Theyre not united, the playing group is not on board with some of the off-field staff, so it needs to be completely tidied up.It is dysfunctional, unfortunately, at the moment and that hurts me to say as an ex-player.While disappointed at the state of the Lions, Brown admitted he wasnt surprised to see the axe fall on his mate after three dismal seasons at the helm.I think he was in a bit of trouble ... he presented to the board last week and it was a positive presentation but he was coming from a long way back, he said.This has probably been in the works for the last few weeks. Leppitsch presented really well and I think he had the support of Leigh Matthews but ... the AFL recommendation was that they probably didnt want Leppa to continue in that job.Ultimately though it was the boards decision, which Leigh Matthews is a part of and unfortunately he got his marching orders one year early. ' ' ' 
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