Going into the Yahoo! Sports Invitational tournament in Hawaii, David Bluthenthal was USC's hottest player, averaging 18.4 points and shooting 54.5% from the field.
But in the last five games, Bluthenthal has hit a cold streak, making only 37% of his shots (18 of 49). His scoring average has dipped to 14.4.
Bluthenthal said he's not in a slump, though. Instead, he said, he got out of his practice routine during the three-day tournament in Hawaii and it affected his rhythm.
"I usually spend a lot of time in the gym shooting, before and after practice," Bluthenthal said. "But in Hawaii I didn't have a whole lot of time to spend on my own between practice and the games. Then we came back and had to get ready for Northwestern, and I kind of slacked off.