January 26, 2014 |
USC's basketball team battled back against Stanford at the end of regulation play Sunday to force overtime at the Galen Center. But that's when the Trojans' bid for a second consecutive Pac-12 Conference win came to a halt. Three-point baskets by Chasson Randle and John Gage in the five-minute overtime period spearheaded the Cardinal's 79-71 win over USC. BOX SCORE: Stanford 79, USC 71 (OT) "We played very hard today and had a chance to win," USC Coach Andy Enfield said.
December 19, 2013 |
J.T. Terrell was eligible to play for USC, according to Coach Andy Enfield, but he didn't play. Byron Wesley is the Trojans' leading scorer and has been eligible all year, but he didn't start. Maybe that's the reason the Trojans started off so slowly Thursday night. A double-digit halftime deficit couldn't be overcome and Long Beach State (2-9) beat the Trojans, 72-71, at Long Beach's Walter Pyramid. Wesley, a 6-foot-5 junior, has been the constant on this up-and-down USC team (7-4)
December 8, 2013 |
By Diane Pucin Here is what people have been expecting from the USC basketball team as coached by Andy Enfield, whose Florida Gulf Coast squad last season was nicknamed "Dunk City. " With about seven minutes left Sunday in the Trojans' game against Boston College, point guard Pe'Shon Howard found freshman Julian Jacobs, who slammed the ball home from about a foot above the basket. Five Trojans scored in double figures as USC (6-3) won, 78-62, at the Galen Center, its second victory in a row. The Trojans were led by Jacobs, who had 16 points and eight rebounds.
November 20, 2013 |
Ed Orgeron is building a resume to convince USC Athletic Director Pat Haden that, once the season ends, he should drop the interim tag and make Orgeron the fulltime head coach. Along with support from fans, players and influential alums, Orgeron also could offer something else to make his case: A coach-of-the-year award. The Maxwell Football Club announced Wednesday that Orgeron was one of 16 semifinalists for its annual award, which will be announced Dec. 17. The semifinalist list includes Alabama's Nick Saban and Ohio State's Urban Meyer.
February 10, 2011 |
When Matt Cassel was 12, he was so secure and composed in front of a TV camera that he could have given an interview to Vin Scully without anyone realizing his age. He was fun-loving, goofy and seemed to greet everyone with a hug. His outgoing personality mesmerized friends and strangers alike. From the first day we met, when he was among the youngest members of the 1994 Northridge team that made it to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., to last year, when he showed up at a football camp at the Rose Bowl wearing a Chatsworth High baseball cap, I've never seen him display a hint of shyness.
January 10, 2011
USC next At Oregon, Thursday at Matthew Knight Arena, Eugene, Ore., 8 p.m., FSN ? It's the opener for Oregon's $200-million arena, and the Ducks (7-9, 0-4 in Pacific 10 Conference play) are on a six-game losing streak. Senior guard Joevan Catron (15.9 points per game) leads Oregon in scoring. The Ducks won both games with USC last season. ?Baxter Holmes