November 9, 2012 |
Nightmares aren't wiped out in 40 minutes. But you have to start somewhere to ease, if not erase, the memory of a school-record, 26-loss season. The USC men's basketball team took that initial step in the opener against overmatched Coppin State, winning, 87-73, on Friday night at Galen Center. Center Omar Oraby and guards Byron Wesley and J.T. Terrell combined for 50 points for the Trojans, and the 7-foot-2 Oraby, a transfer from Rice, immediately showed his ability. He had 16 points, six rebounds and three blocked shots.
November 28, 2010
USC tonight at Texas Christian When: 5 p.m. PST. Where: Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, Fort Worth, Texas. On the air: Radio: 710. Records: USC 4-3, TCU 4-2. Record vs. opponent: First meeting. Update: USC's ends its season-opening stretch of eight games in 17 days, its longest such stretch since the 1983-84 season, at Fort Worth, Texas. The the Trojans aim to pick up their first road win at Texas Christian after blowing a 20-point lead in a 60-58 loss Saturday at Nebraska.
February 18, 2010
USC tonight AT WASHINGTON When: 7:30. Where: Bank of America Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830/1260. Records: USC 15-9 overall, 7-5 in Pacific 10; Washington 17-8, 7-6. Update: The Trojans have won three straight, all at home, but now head to Seattle to face the Huskies, a team that is 16-1 at home. USC is 1-6 on the road, with the only win coming in Westwood against UCLA. The Huskies are led by Quincy Pondexter, who averages 20.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
February 11, 2011
USC next vs. Oregon, Saturday at the Galen Center, 7:30 p.m. TV: Prime Ticket ? After suffering through a six-game losing streak, the Ducks have won four of five going into their game against UCLA on Thursday. They beat USC this season in Eugene, 68-62. Senior forward Joevan Catron, who missed that game with an injury, leads Oregon in scoring (16) and rebounding (6.7). --Baxter Holmes
November 6, 2011 |
Nick Holt wasn't trying to be flip or funny. Based on his experience, Washington's defensive coordinator was just calling it the way he saw it. "I'd rather play USC than Oregon, quite honestly," Holt told reporters on Saturday night after Oregon defeated the Huskies, 34-17. With the Huskies coming to the Coliseum on Saturday, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian said, "we have to get right and get right fast. " Count on Sarkisian and Holt to have the Huskies prepared.
February 1, 2011 |
USC-UCLA tonight When: 8 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket. Radio: 570, 710. Records: UCLA 14-7 overall, 6-3 Pacific 10 Conference; USC 12-10, 4-5. Update: USC is bidding for its fifth consecutive victory in the crosstown rivalry, something that hasn't happened since the Trojans won 42 consecutive games against UCLA from 1932 to 1943. But USC has been a team on the decline since its 63-52 victory over the Bruins last month, losing four of six games to fall into a tie with Stanford for sixth place in the Pac-10.
September 7, 2013 |
USC's streak of 15 consecutive wins in home openers is over. Washington State defeated the Trojans, 10-7, at the Coliseum in what was also a Pac-12 Conference opener. USC was held to less than 10 points for only the fourth time in 143 games. The Trojans' final five possessions ended this way: Blocked field goal, missed field goal, failed fourth-down play, punt, interception. USC (1-1) wasted a 150-yard rushing performance by tailback Tre Madden, who carried 32 times.
November 15, 2012 |
UCLA took a big stand this week … in private. Athletic department officials told USC that the drum major for its band could not stick his sword in the Rose Bowl turf. The news leaked and consequences will follow. --Gophers are no longer in danger of being impaled at the Rose Bowl one Saturday every other year. PETA applauds. Minnesota ends boycott, schedules game with UCLA. --Rose Bowl officials do not have to spend thousands of dollars to resod after USC game. Economy suffers.
October 30, 2012
Raising the flag USC is the most penalized team in major college football this season. The Trojans are being flagged nearly twice as often as last year's team and are at a pace that would threaten the wrong kind of school record. A look at USC's recent history of penalties: Year; Games; Penalties; Yards; PenPerG; YardsPG; Rank/Teams; Record; Coach 2000; 12; 113; 977; 9.4; 81.4; 106/114; 5-7; Paul Hackett 2001; 11; 74; 627; 6.7; 57.0; 46/115; 6-6; Pete Carroll 2002; 13; 91; 760; 7.0; 58.5; 61/117; 11-2; Carroll 2003; 13; 69; 634; 5.3; 48.8; 16/117; 12-1; Carroll 2004; 13; 72; 600; 5.6; 46.2; 27/117; 13-0; Carroll 2005; 13; 93; 827; 7.2; 63.6; 70/117; 12-1; Carroll 2006; 13; 81; 652; 6.2; 50.2; 81/119; 11-2; Carroll 2007; 13; 106; 967; 8.2; 74.4; 111/119; 11-2; Carroll 2008; 13; 103; 948; 7.9; 72.9; 114/119; 12-1; Carroll 2009; 13; 90; 798; 6.9; 61.4; 88/120; 9-4; Carroll 2010; 13; 92; 792; 7.1; 60.9; 98/120; 8-5; Lane Kiffin 2011; 12; 71; 600; 5.9; 50.0; 63/120; 10-2; Kiffin 2012; 8; 82; 677; 10.3; 84.6; 120/120; 6-2: Kiffin Source: NCAA website; USC.