A crowd of 2,130 showed up at the Galen Center, including Chimezie Metu sitting in the stands instead of the bench. And USC’s season mercifully ended as Western Kentucky won, 79-75 behind forward Justin Johnson’s 23 points. Elijah Stewart had 20 points in his final game at the Galen Center.
The game was decided at the free-throw line. Western Kentucky shot 94 percent (16-17) while USC shot 42 percent (8-19). Why didn’t USC foul at the end of the game?
Too bad Metu did not play. USC had a good chance to get to New York.
Why wasn’t he on the bench? Andy Enfield said it was an administration decision. Just like deciding to play in the NIT, apparently. Enfield never decides anything.