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USC Plucks the Ducks 80-66

It only took seven games, but last night the Trojans (17-12, 8-9) finally won. USC defeated Oregon (8-20, 2-15) 80-66 at the Galen Center. The Trojans are now tied with Arizona and Washington State for fifth place in the Pac-10 with only one conference game remaining. DeMar DeRozan led the Trojans with 19 points. Daniel […]

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SG Forum. The Missing Answers!

Here’s the disappearing answers from Thursday that for some reason never appeared. I call a conspiracy! Q: Harpoon Harry said: Did the producers of Hot Girls in Scary Places choose the song girls to spend the night in a crumbling hospital due to their familiarity from all the time they’ve spent at the Coliseum? A: […]

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Two-Timing Technical Tim

Daniel Hackett and Tim Floyd will not face reprimand from the Pac-10 conference for their desert tirade, according to an LA-Times source. Let’s take it back: Under a minute left in the game, the momentum is in USC’s favor. Hackett masterfully banks in a shot while colliding with ASU’s McMillian. The ref calls for the […]

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What To Watch: USC vs UofA

Lisa Blumenfeld / Getty Images Tonight the 15-7 Trojans (6-4 in the Pac-10) travel to Tucson to play the 16-8 Wildcats (6-5 in the Pac-10) to start the second half of conference play. The Trojans are currently 5th in conference standings and face a tough road ahead. With a win tonight and a win on […]

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NFL draft: Is Sanchez too risky for Kansas City?

A year ago, a former New England Patriots executive running his first draft for a new franchise selected a quarterback with the No. 3 pick. Will history repeat itself in 2009? Despite the fact that Thomas Dimitroff’s selection of Matt Ryan for the Atlanta Falcons proved to be an unqualified success, don’t assume Scott Pioli […]

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USC basketball: Point, counterpoint with Daniel Hackett

When I asked Daniel Hackett to grade his performance as USC’s point guard this season, he cited team accomplishments over individual ones. “We got some good victories. We’re right there,” he said. “We’re in the hunt for a championship. We’re in the hunt for a third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. It’s been going pretty well […]

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Morning Buzz

Taj Gibson and Daniel Hackett are playing, Nicola Vucevic’s role increases and Tim Floyd talks about why a home sweep is different than in the past.

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Gibson Improves

Forward Taj Gibson’s lungs cleared up today although he is still not 100 percent recovered from pneumonia. Gibson said he will play against Stanford, however. Guard Daniel Hackett sat out parts of practice and is suffering flu-like symptoms but is expected to play. Forward Leonard Washington’s sprained ankle remains an issue but he practiced and […]

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USC falls to Washington, 78-73, in Seattle

The Trojans weren’t the worst team on the court at Washington on Thursday night. They certainly weren’t the best, either. The ugliest performance was from the referees. "One thing about these officials tonight, they’ve been consistent," said an announcer on Prime Ticket. "Consistently wrong." At least USC gave them plenty of opportunity to practice blowing […]

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Did USC and UCLA get a little punchy?

USC’s Daniel Hackett appeared to be jawing at UCLA’s Drew Gordon so much before he got elbowed in the face, one reporter joked that it was a self-inflicted wound. Hackett was more energized than usual after the run-in with the freshman forward. It helped USC when he was waving his arms in the air to […]

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