November 12, 2013 |
Andy Enfield isn't afraid to shake things up. He had a brand new starting lineup Tuesday night against Cal State Northridge, and most notable on the bench was J.T. Terrell, who had led the Trojans with 20 points in an opening loss to Utah State. The shake-up didn't work immediately. USC fell behind quickly in its home opener against the Matadors, but the Trojans eventually found some rhythm and won their first game under Enfield, 95-79, at the Galen Center. It was the most points USC scored in a game since the 2007-08 season.
September 17, 2013 |
Bob Cantu, who served as interim head basketball coach at USC after Kevin O'Neill was fired last January but was let go at the end of the season when Andy Enfield was hired, is officially an assistant coach at the University of Texas at El Paso under another former Trojans coach, Tim Floyd. Cantu said Tuesday that he made contact with Floyd after another UTEP assistant, Greg Foster, left for a similar position with the Philadelphia 76ers. "When I heard Greg had left for the 76ers, I told Tim I was interested in the position," Cantu said.
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.
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.
March 13, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - What better way for USC to end its men's basketball season. With a mad and crazy scramble in the final eight seconds that included an Eric Wise rebound, a dribbled pass off the hands of Byron Wesley and a basketball that was pounced on, rolled on, and left on the ground. The Trojans couldn't give themselves a chance. Utah, seeded 10th in the Pac-12 Conference tournament, beat seventh-seeded USC, 69-66, in a first-round game Wednesday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. BOX SCORE: Utah 69, USC 66 The Utes (14-17)
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.