Title: Freshman JuJu Watkins Shines with Record-Breaking 51 Points, Leading USC to Upset Win Against No. 4 Stanford
In an epic upset victory against the highly-ranked Stanford women’s basketball team, University of Southern California (USC) freshman JuJu Watkins delivered a historic performance by scoring a remarkable 51 points. The game, held at the Galen Center, witnessed Watkins smashing the previous scoring record held by Cherie Nelson, establishing herself as a new sensation in Division-I basketball.
Not only did Watkins establish a new USC record, but she also achieved an extraordinary feat of becoming the first Division-I player this season to reach the 50-point mark in a single game. The only other player in Pac-12 history to outscore her was Kelsey Plum, who set a record of 57 points in 2017. Watkins’ 51-point explosion places her second in Pac-12 history.
Watkins’ contribution to the game was monumental, responsible for a staggering 76% of USC’s total points. Such an impressive performance has not been seen in the past 25 seasons of college basketball. The young athlete’s undeniable talent and relentless spirit propelled her team to a well-deserved win, marking Stanford’s first home loss this season.
While Watkins’ brilliance occupied the spotlight, Stanford’s Cameron Brink managed to make her presence felt with an impressive performance of her own. Brink recorded 19 points, 15 rebounds, and eight blocked shots, underscoring her prowess on the court despite her team’s loss.
This win comes at a crucial time for USC, as they were able to put an end to their recent struggles, having lost three of their last four games. Their triumph over a top-ranked team like Stanford not only boosts their confidence but also sets the stage for their upcoming match against USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb’s former program, Cal.
Watkins’ extraordinary performance not only broke multiple records but also established her as a player to watch in the future. With her talent and dedication, she has the potential to become a prominent figure in the world of women’s college basketball.
As the USC Women of Troy celebrate their upset win, fans and basketball enthusiasts alike eagerly anticipate witnessing more of JuJu Watkins’ incredible skills and the continued success of USC as the season progresses.
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