Justin Cobbs broke out of two-game shooting slump to score 22 points and freshman Jabari Bird added a pair of late 3-pointers as California beat Southern California 77-64 on Sunday night.
Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat Southern California 79-71 Sunday to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.
Southern California got big games from two freshmen and a couple of veterans, leading to the kind of collective offense the Trojans had been missing for more than a month.
Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell each scored a season-high 19 points and No. 1 Arizona beat USC 73-53 Sunday night to improve to 17-0 for the best start in school history.
Classes at USC concluded a couple of weeks ago but it’s evident the Trojan men’s basketball team has a few things to learn before beginning Pac-12 play on Jan. 5 at UCLA.
Pe’Shon Howard wasn’t supposed to be the one racing up court trying to win the game, but he knew how many dribbles he had before time would expire. And he used them perfectly.
Byron Wesley scored 20 points, making a pair of go-ahead free throws with 1:02 remaining, and Southern California rallied to beat Cal State Bakersfield 63-59 Sunday night after trailing most of the second half.
Byron Wesley scored 22 points and Southern California never trailed in beating Cal State Fullerton 76-62 for the Trojans’ third straight win at home on Tuesday night.
Omar Oraby scored 17 points and Southern California defeated Cal State Northridge 95-79 Tuesday night in a matchup of new coaches Andy Enfield and former UNLV and NBA star Reggie Theus.
O.J. Mayo’s little brother is welcome to come over to the Bucks’ guard’s new digs whenever he likes, so long it doesn’t interfere with the younger Mayo’s responsibilities at Marquette.
Southern California has added a transfer from Maryland to its men’s basketball team under new coach Andy Enfield, giving the Trojans three transfers for the upcoming season.
Guard Katin Reinhardt has transferred from UNLV to Southern California, closer to his hometown of Dana Point.
Southern California hired Andy Enfield as men’s basketball coach on Monday night after he took Florida Gulf Coast to the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Jarred DuBois scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half, Jordan Loveridge added 15 points and Utah opened the Pac-12 tournament with a 69-66 win over short-handed Southern California on Wednesday.
Floyd, who now coaches at UTEP, spoke following the Miners’ 56-54 loss to No. 25 Memphis on Tuesday night and said his meeting with USC athletic director Pat Haden was not about the men’s basketball opening.