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Chimezie Metu leads USC basketball to Diamond Head Classic title game

By in Press Enterprise on December 24, 2017

By The Associated Press

HONOLULU — Chimezie Metu scored 27 points and Bennie Boatwright added 23 as USC held off Middle Tennessee 89-84 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic.

The Trojans (8-4) saw five players score in double-figures. Elijah Stewart added 13 points, Jordan McLaughlin 11, and Shaqquan Aaron 10.

USC will face the winner of No. 6 Miami / New Mexico State on Monday in the title game.

  • Middle Tennessee guard Tyrik Dixon (0) shoots a layup was Southern California forward Bennie Boatwright (25) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic tournament Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

  • Southern California forward Bennie Boatwright, right, controls a rebound as Middle Tennessee forward Karl Gamble (25) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic tournament Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Southern California forward Bennie Boatwright, right, controls a rebound as Middle Tennessee forward Karl Gamble (25) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic tournament Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

  • Middle Tennessee forward Karl Gamble (25) dunks the basketball as his teammate guard Giddy Potts (20) and Southern California guard Jordan Usher (1) look on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head Classic tournament, Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    Middle Tennessee forward Karl Gamble (25) dunks the basketball as his teammate guard Giddy Potts (20) and Southern California guard Jordan Usher (1) look on during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Diamond Head […]    

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