Ethan Anderson

USC defeats University of Portland 76-65 behind Okonwu’s double-double

Coming off a sensational double-double and USC record tying 8 blocks in his freshman debut, Onyeka Okongwu struggled to find his rhythm in the first half due to foul trouble in a 76-65 victory over the University of Portland at the Galen Center.  Early in the first half Onyeka Okongwu,  nicknamed “Big O”, showed his athleticism in the paint with a quick-reacting steal on the defensive end that lead to an alley-oop layup finish on the offensive end with 14:58 to go in the first half.  That would be the only Okongwu highlight of the first half as the 6’9