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No. 7 Oregon State women rout USC 68-35

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Jamie Weisner scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and seventh-ranked Oregon State improved on its best-ever season start with a 68-35 victory over USC on Saturday.

Deven Hunter added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Oregon State (19-1, 9-0 Pac-12) which has lost just one game this season, on Dec. 28 at Tennessee. The Beavers have won 31 of their last 34 games dating back to last season.

Kaneisha Horn had 10 points for the Trojans (11-9, 3-6), who set a school record for fewest points in a game. USC has lost four straight and five of its last seven.

The Trojans shot just 25 percent from the floor for the game (14-of-56).

Weisner was named the Pac-12 player of the week after scoring 21 points in Oregon State’s 68-57 victory at No. 12 Arizona State last Sunday.

The Trojans are coming off a 71-80 loss at home to No. 11 Stanford last week.

Oregon State took a 13-8 lead midway through the first half on Gabriella Hanson’s 3-pointer, but the Trojans pulled even on Kristen Simon’s layup and Brianna Barrett’s 3.

Then Oregon State took over scoring 14 of the final 16 points of the half. USC shot just 21 percent from the floor in the first half, while the Beavers shot 35 percent.

Weisner’s 3-pointer pushed Oregon State’s lead to 38-17 as the Beavers took off with 13 unanswered points to push the margin to 45-17.

Oregon State led by as many as 35 points.

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USC: The Trojans went into the game leading the Pac-12 with an average of 15 offensive rebounds per game. They had 14 against the Beavers. … USC’s record for lowest point total in a game was 39 set at Stanford in 2010.

Oregon State: Oregon State’s school record for wins in a season is 24, set last year when the school went to the NCAA tournament and advanced to the second round.

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USC: visit the Oregon Ducks on Monday.

Oregon State: hosts UCLA on Monday.

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