We all know that USC senior guard Jordan McLaughlin can get buckets, as evidenced by his nearly 14 points per game and almost 49 percent shooting from 3.
But McLaughlin proved on Sunday night why he is one of the best lead guards in the country, dishing out a school-record 19 assists in the Trojans’ 98-87 win over visiting UC Santa Barbara. Pac-12 Network tweeted a video a handful of his sweet dimes.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) December 18, 2017
McLaughlin’s effort was the highest assist game for anyone in college basketball this season. He now sits at fourth in the nation with 8.1 assists per game, and is second in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.64. If the Trojans want to right the ship and get back into contention for the Pac-12 title, more performances like that one from McLaughlin will go a long way.
For the game vs. the Gauchos, McLaughlin added 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. Chimeze Metu led the Trojans with 31 points. USC was a ball-moving machine, racking up 28 total assists on 38 made baskets.
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