LOS ANGELES (AP) Bennie Boatwright is back in the lineup and that makes Southern California whole again.
The senior who missed the first two games had 16 points in the Trojans' 95-59 rout of Stetson on Wednesday night. Boatwright shot 5 of 7 from the floor and made four 3-pointers in 18 minutes. He had last season cut short by a knee injury that required surgery and he toyed with leaving early for the NBA draft.
"It's been a tough nine months not playing basketball," Boatwright said. "It made me mentally strong. I'm going to stay even-keeled. Struggle helps you a lot mentally. When you go through things you have to find a way to get through it."