USC cruises past Oregon, advances to first Elite 8 since 2001

Yahoo Sports' Krysten Peek recaps USC's Sweet 16 win over the Oregon Ducks.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: It was the battle of the Pac-12 in the West Region to advance to the Elite 8. It was the front court powerhouse of number six USC, who was too much for number seven Oregon, as USC closed out the game 82 to 68. The Trojans will advance to the regional final for the first time since 2001 and are one of three Pac-12 teams in the Elite Eight this year.

USC led for almost the entire game with the Mobley brothers dominating the paint with their length and size. Sophomore Isaiah Mobley finished with 13 points, while younger brother Evan added 10 points, eight rebounds, and six assists. The difference-maker in the game had to be senior wing Isaiah White, who led USC with 22 points, including four for five from 3. Oregon struggled against the USC zone defense. And a late 11 and 0 run in the second half wasn't enough to make the comeback needed to pull off the win. USC will face undefeated Gonzaga on Tuesday night, as they try to become the first team all season to take down the number one Zags.