It's only a 2-0 start, but considering the USC Trojans were 6-26 last year, being two games over .500 is an eye-opener.
"It's OK," Coach Kevin O'Neill said. "But I've told our team from the beginning to let our play do the talking. We have depth this year, we have a great leader in Jio Fontan and a lot of guys who have to prove themselves.
"But through two scrimmages and two games I like how we're playing."
The Trojans play their third game Monday against Illinois in the Maui Invitational (9 p.m. PST, ESPN2). Also in the tournament is 11th-ranked North Carolina. If you're into comparative scores, the Tar Heels beat Long Beach State, 78-63, on Friday and USC beat the 49ers three days earlier, 62-44.
Illinois is also rebuilding under new Coach John Groce and if the Trojans were to win, it would be their first 3-0 start since 2001.