LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fouls were the only thing that stopped Onyeka Okongwu. Portland's defense couldn't do it.
He had 20 points and 10 rebounds to help Southern California pull away to a 76-65 victory over Portland on Friday night.
Two local high school alumni featured in the game with former Rancho Christian School star Isiah Mobley scoring 5 points and grabbing 7 rebounds and former Great Oak High School star Jacob Tryon scoring 3 points, also grabbing 7 rebounds in 30 minutes of play, which led the Pilots.
Okongwu had 20 points, 13 rebounds and a school-record-tying eight blocks in a season-opening win over Florida A&M, becoming the first freshman to post a double-double in his debut since Taj Gibson in 2006.
He only played six minutes in the first half and scored six points aft