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Grading The 2007 Hoops Class

From Rivals.com: 2. USC Star of the class: O.J. Mayo. After a much bally-hooed high school career that was played under the national microscope, the former five-star prospect moved from a small pond in Huntington, West Virginia to the bright lights of Los Angeles. He helped the Trojans return to the NCAA tournament and raised […]

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InsideHoops.com Says O.J. Is Gone

InsideHoops.com usually gets to stuff before ESPN, but hopefully they are jumping the gun. It’s a rumor way down the page. A source informs InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner that USC guard O.J. Mayo, plans on declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft. Unless he has a sudden change of heart, he may announce his intentions any […]

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NCAA Tournament Update

Stewart Mandel of SI.com has SC as a 4th seed in the South bracket facing George Mason in the first round.  I think that’s a little high at this point, but it could be a reality if we beat ASU on Thursday.  My bet would still be on a 5th seed at this point. Tonight […]

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Squeezing O.J. for Answers

In case you missed it on Saturday night, even ESPN was pretty sure O.J. Mayo said he was planning to stay next year. Today, Mayo spent at least half an hour after practice shooting baskets. Then he met with reporters. Q: After the game some people thought you said that you were going to stay […]

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Devil-D Too Much for USC

OJ Mayo couldn’t do it alone, not that he didn’t try. The freshman phenom had a career high 37 points including 7-10 for 3-pointers, 3 rebounds, 3 steals and a blocked shot. But the fact that Mayo was forced to attempt so many shots from outside, showed just how strong the ASU defense really was. […]

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Floyd on early departures

Tim Floyd on the possibility of O.J. Mayo, Davon Jefferson and Taj Gibson going pro after the season. “I just hope our players are locked into what the task at hand is right now,” Floyd said.

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Mayo, Trojans One Step Closer

Trojans Pull Off Oregon Win, 81-75 It wasn’t pretty for most of the game, but USC has come out on top. After trailing to the Ducks throughout the entire first half, the Trojans battled it out in the second, pulling off a vital win. It was the first game after OJ Mayo scored an embarrassing […]

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USC Players Discuss Loss to UCLA

O.J. Mayo, Davon Jefferson and Angelo Johnson shared their thoughts after the game last night. Davon’s composure and frame of mind just minutes after the final buzzer were remarkable. O.J. was using some language he hasn’t allowed most people in the media to hear before, but we couldn’t share that here. Tough loss.

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Final: USC 73, UW 59

From ESPN.com: Mayo showed his brilliance as a scorer, with 20 of his 29 points in the first half, but it was the rest of the Trojans keying a second-half surge as USC routed Washington 73-59 on Thursday night. The Trojans won for the sixth time in their last seven games, thanks to the likes […]

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Trojans Top ASU

Daniel Hackett played against Arizona State despite the hip-pointer he suffered against Arizona on Thursday. Still, remnants of the injury were present, as in his 18 minutes of play, Hackett only accounted for 2 points and 3 rebounds. It was Taj Gibson’s turn to fill the void and play OJ Mayo’s wingman, pulling in 19 […]

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Hot Streak, USC vs. Arizona Tonight!

It’s a statistical dead heat and both teams are red hot: USC and Arizona will enter the Galen Center on fire. USC leads the Pac-10 with a four game winning streak, Arizona is right behind them with three consecutive wins. Both teams lost earlier in the season to #4 Kansas and #2 Memphis, but both […]

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Beavers, Ducks Swept Away

Hackett led the Trojans in scoring against the Ducks. (AP/Don Ryan) Beaver Coats or Foie Gras? Because that’s all that is left of the Oregon basketball teams after USC was done with them. Thursday night pitted the Trojans against the Oregon State Beavers. Saturday night they faced the University of Oregon Ducks. The Trojans never […]

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