November 13, 2012
VS. LONG BEACH STATE Where: Galen Center. When: 6:30. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 830. Records: USC 1-0, Long Beach State 1-0. Update: Led by 19 points from senior forward James Ennis, the 49ers opened their season with a 75-65 win over North Alabama on Saturday. Long Beach State finished 25-9 last season and advanced to the NCAA tournament, but lost to New Mexico in its first game. USC won its opener against Coppin State on Friday, 87-73, with a balanced scoring effort, led by 17 points from guard Byron Wesley.
March 5, 2013 |
USC AT WASHINGTON When: 8:30 p.m. Where: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle. On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710. Records: USC 14-15 overall, 9-7 in Pac-12; Washington 16-13, 8-8. Update: USC, winner of six of its last eight games, heads to the Pacific Northwest for its final regular-season games and a chance to keep momentum heading into the Pac-12 tournament next week in Las Vegas. The Trojans, 7-5 under interim Coach Bob Cantu, are tied with Colorado for fifth place in the conference standings.
July 26, 2012 |
USC will open its men's basketball season Nov. 9 at the Galen Center against Coppin State - but the going gets considerably tougher from there. The Trojans, coming off an injury-plagued 6-26 season, play 18 games against teams that won 20 or more games last season. USC's home schedule includes nonconference games against Long Beach State (Nov. 13), San Diego State (Nov. 25), Minnesota (Dec. 8), UC Riverside (Dec. 15), UC Irvine (Dec. 20) and Dayton (Dec. 30). The Trojans will participate in the Maui Invitational and also have nonconference games at Nebraska (Dec.
April 2, 2013 |
Count USC basketball players among those excited by the school's hiring of Andy Enfield and the uptempo Dunk City style he will bring to the Galen Center. Trojans guard Byron Wesley said Tuesday that he became a fan of Enfield's Florida Gulf Coast University team during its run to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament. "After the first game, I saw it wasn't a fluke -- they were legit," Wesley said. "I really like they're style of play. He really let them play, throw lobs and just play exciting.
December 8, 2012 |
USC was behind very early and very late and all the places in between Saturday at the Galen Center on its way to a 71-57 loss to 14th-ranked Minnesota. It was the fifth straight loss for the Trojans (3-6). The most noise came when the fans voted to hear a Justin Bieber song during a second-half timeout. "The bad start doomed us," USC Coach Kevin O'Neill said. "It just did. " A glance at the box score gave all the evidence for why the Trojans lost. They had 17 turnovers.
April 1, 2013 |
USC's 2 1/2-month search for a basketball coach ended Monday when the school hired Florida Gulf Coast Coach Andy Enfield, who took the 15th-seeded Eagles to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament last month. USC spokesman Tim Tessalone confirmed the hiring of Enfield, 43, who has had an eclectic career in both business and basketball. His 2012-13 team became known as “Dunk City” for its high-powered offense, willingness to run the floor and proclivity for dunking on opponents. Enfield's team captured the imagination of basketball fans across the country with its fearless play, particularly in a South Regional upset of second-seeded Georgetown in its tournament opener, before losing to Florida in the Sweet 16. His wife Amanda, a former Victoria's Secret model, also got plenty of camera time during the Eagles' NCAA run. This year's tournament appearance was the first for FGCU, when has been competing in NCAA Division I only since 2011.