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Trojans 77 – UC Riverside 67

The USC men’s basketball team (1-0) defeated UC Riverside (0-2) 77-67 at the Galen Center last night. Senior Dwight Lewis led the way with 22 points. Nikola Vucevic and Marcus Simmons each had 18 points. The Trojans only played seven players last night because of injury and eligibility issues. The Trojans next game is on […]

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O’Neill Press Conference

Here’s the quotes from USC basketball coach Kevin O’Neill. USC men’s basketball coach Kevin O’Neill On practice starting on Friday…: It will be my first time on the court with them as a team, per se. I’ve been on the court with them doing a lot of individual work. They’ve worked hard in the weight […]

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Examining the Fallout from the USC Basketball Apocalypse

A look at something a bit different in the midst of all the preseason and training camp hoopla from Football Regardless of how anyone feels about Tim Floyd, his 4 year tenure at USC was one of the most sucessful in the history of SC hoops. The three conecutive NCAA tournament sppearances had never been […]

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New direction for USC hoops

<!–start image–><!– end image–>With the hiring of Kevin O’Neil, the USC basketball program is now heading in a different direction. Emily Nerland and Michelle Phalen caught up with O’Neil as well as Leonard Washington and Marcus Simmons to get their thoughts on how to get Trojan hoops back on trac

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Basketball Lineup

OK, here’s another lineup projection now that Marcus Johnson is gone. We’ll leave Derrick Williams and Lamont Jones in even though Tim Floyd said this week USC might lose both. Forward: Leonard Washington Forward: Nicola Vucevic Center: Alex Stepheson Guard: Dwight Lewis Guard: Lamont Jones Reserves Guards: Marcus Simmons, Mike Gerrity, Romeo Miller, Donte Smith […]

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Running Game Diary: Trojans and Pirates in Puerto Rico

Before I begin today’s Running Game Diary, I can’t help but feel like something’s missing. And if you’re a USC fan who’s been following the news lately, you’re probably feeling the same way. Alex Stepheson, the 6’9” forward transfer from UNC was denied a transfer waiver by the NCAA on Wednesday, preventing him from playing […]

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USC Basketball Roster 2008-09

With Nikola Vucevic and Leonard Washington coming to USC, that means the Trojans have reached the NCAA basketball scholarship limit for next season. Any additional signings would require a transfer or a player renouncing his scholarship. Here’s a class-by-class breakdown of the 13 scholarships and current walk-ons for 2008-09. SENIORS 1. RouSean Cromwell 2. Keith […]

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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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Big Blowout News

USC has been leading Oregon State by 30 points since the tipoff, it seems but there is one bit of actual important news here. For the first time since Dec. 17, 6-foot-6 freshman guard Marcus Simmons got into a game. In fact, he got eight first-half minutes and now is enjoying a similar stint the […]

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Why the Criticism Against Tim Floyd?

Lot of people are making a big deal out of the exhibition loss against Fresno Pacific, so I thought I’d give my thoughts on the topic: 1.  Why didn’t Coach Floyd play his starters? Well it’s obvious he didn’t start the starters because he wanted to give them much needed rest.  O.J. has been suffering […]

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