USC Coach Kevin O'Neill returns for a fourth season with the Trojans,… (Christina House / For The…)
USC's men's basketball team, hoping for significant improvement after the worst season in school history, will have 29 of its 31 games televised on either ESPN, FOX, CBS or the Pac-12 Network, the school announced Wednesday.
The Trojans are coming off a 6-26 season in which multiple starters suffered season-ending injuries. USC finished with only six scholarship players.
Coach Kevin O'Neill is hoping that the return of players such as guard Jio Fontan and 7-foot forward Dewayne Dedmon and the addition of transfers such as forward Renaldo Woolridge will make the Trojans contenders for an NCAA tournament berth.
The Pac-12 Network will air 14 Trojans games, including the Nov. 9 opener against Coppin State at the Galen Center, which is part of the Maui Invitational.
A Dec. 3 game at Nebraska and a Dec. 22 game at Georgia are the only games not scheduled to be televised.
The full regular-season schedule:
Nov. 9 Friday Coppin State (^Maui Invitational) Pac-12 Network Galen Center 8:00 P.M.
Nov. 13 Tuesday Long Beach State Pac-12 Network Galen Center 6:30 P.M.
Nov. 19 Monday vs. Illinois (^Maui Invitational) ESPN2 (Lahaina Civic Center) 9:00 P.M.
Nov. 20 Tuesday vs. Texas/Chaminade (^Maui Invitational) ESPN2 (Lahaina Civic Center) 2/ 7:30 P.M.
Nov. 21 Wednesday vs. UNC/MSU/Marquette/Butler (^Maui Inv.) ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN (Lahaina Civic Center) TBD
Nov. 25 Sunday San Diego State FSN Galen Center 7:00 P.M.
Dec. 3 Monday at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. (Bob Devaney Center) TBD
Dec. 5 Wednesday at New Mexico CBS Sports Network Albuquerque, N.M. (Bob King Court) TBD
Dec. 8 Saturday Minnesota Pac-12 Network Galen Center 7:30 P.M.
Dec. 15 Saturday UC Riverside Pac-12 Network Galen Center 4:00 P.M.
Dec. 20 Thursday UC Irvine Pac-12 Network Galen Center 8:00 P.M.
Dec. 22 Saturday at Georgia Athens, Ga. (Stegeman Coliseum) TBD
Dec. 30 Sunday Dayton Pac-12 Network Galen Center 4:00 P.M.
Jan. 3* Thursday Stanford ESPNU Galen Center 7:00 P.M.
Jan. 5* Saturday California FSN Galen Center 8:00 P.M.
Jan. 10* Thursday at Colorado ESPNU Boulder, Colo. (Coors Events Center) 7:00 P.M.
Jan. 12* Saturday at Utah Pac-12 Network Salt Lake City, Utah (Huntsman Center) 3:00 P.M.
Jan. 17* Thursday Oregon ESPNU Galen Center 8:00 P.M.
Jan. 19* Saturday Oregon State Pac-12 Network Galen Center 5:00 P.M.
Jan. 24* Thursday at Arizona State Pac-12 Network Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena) 7:30 P.M.
Jan. 26* Saturday at Arizona ESPNU Tucson, Ariz. (McKale Center) 5:30 P.M.
Jan. 30* Wednesday at UCLA Pac-12 Network Los Angeles, Calif. (Pauley Pavilion) 7:00 P.M.
Feb. 7* Thursday Washington State Pac-12 Network Galen Center 8:30 P.M.
Feb. 10* Sunday Washington FSN Galen Center 7:00 P.M.
Feb. 14* Thursday at Stanford ESPNU Palo Alto, Calif. (Maples Pavilion) 8:00 P.M.
Feb. 17* Sunday at California FSN Berkeley, Calif. (Haas Pavilion) 7:00 P.M.
Feb. 24* Sunday UCLA FSN Galen Center 12:30 P.M.
Feb. 27* Wednesday Arizona Pac-12 Network Galen Center 6:30 P.M.
March 2* Saturday Arizona State FSN Galen Center 12:00 P.M.
March 6* Wednesday at Washington Pac-12 Network Seattle, Wash. (Alaska Airlines Arena) 8:30 P.M.
March 9* Saturday at Washington State Pac-12 Network Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court) 3:30 P.M.
* Pac-12 Conference game
^ Maui Invitational (USC, North Carolina, Texas, Marquette, Butler, Mississippi State, Illinois, Chaminade)
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