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USC Basketball Back in Top-25

The USC Trojans started off ranked #18 in the AP pre-season poll, but were quickly booted off the list after opening the season with a disappointing upset-loss to Mercer. Well guess who’s back? The Trojans rebounded to win their next five straight, improving to 5-1 on the season. Their most recent win came on Sunday […]

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Trojans Lose Season Opener to Mercer

<!–//–> Superstar recruit Mayo’s 32-pts couldn’t lift Floyd’s Trojans to victory. OJ Mayo brought his special sauce to the Galen Center for the basketball season opener against the Mercer Bears, leading the Trojans with 32 points, a school record set by a freshman in his debut. Still, USC couldn’t hang with the small school from […]

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USC vs. Mercer Team/Game Preview

Please Welcome TrojanNYC’s AO to the main page here at Conquest Chronicles. AO will helping his out during basketball season. His extensive knowledge of both USC Hoops and Hoops in general is a welcome addition and he will be a big help for us as the season progresses. He starts us off with a game […]

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USA Today: Mayo Bringing a Positive Vibe to Southern Cal

(Image by Robert Hanashiro/USA Today) A 20-year-old that already has the media skills of a savvy veteran? “I’m just a ballplayer. Am I a competitive ballplayer? Yeah. Do I want to win? Do I really want to work harder than anyone? Yeah… I just have a God-given ability to play basketball, and I want to […]

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Rivals.com Pac-10 Breakdown

From Rivals.com: Preseason picks (Pac-10 predicted order of finish) 1. UCLA* 2. USC* 3. Arizona* 4. Washington State* 5. Stanford* 6. Oregon* 7. Washington# 8. California# 9. Arizona State 10. Oregon State *-NCAA #-NIT Team on the rise USC – The Trojans’ run to the Sweet 16 in the 2007 NCAA Tournament was no one-year […]

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Johnson’s Clearance Has USC Staff Smiling

It’s hard to overstate how happy the USC basketball staff is that Angelo Johnson has gotten his clearance to play this semester. The 5-foot-10 point guard was the quickest player the USC coaches saw all year, they’ll tell you, and allows them now to guard a quick point guard on the other team and leaves […]

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Beating the Buzzer

USC point guard recruit Angelo Johnson, the Minnesota native by way of Stoneridge Prep, finally made it through the NCAA Clearinghouse. And did so on the last day a player could do so for this semester. An aggressive 5-foot-10 ball-distributor and defender, Johnson finishes out the picture of this year’s USC team that did not […]

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Practice update

Looks like all the freshmen are practicing except Angelo Johnson, who is still awaiting word from the NCAA Clearinghouse. Walk-on James Dunleavy, son of Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy and brother Indiana Pacers player Mike Dunleavy Jr., is participating in his first USC practice. Dunleavy went to Harvard-Westlake High in Studio City. Daniel Hackett is practicing. […]

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Looking Ahead… USC Basketball

O.J. Mayo (Image from USCtrojans.com) It’s been all football with the start of Fall camp this week. But USC sports fans will have something to look forward to (even after the football season). The Return of Taj: He was one of just five freshmen to record 11 or more double-doubles during the season, with two […]

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