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Alumnus, Lakers owner Jerry Buss, dies at 80


USC alumnus Jerry Buss, chairman and majority owner of the National Basketball Association Los Angeles Lakers, died Monday morning from kidney failure. He was 80. The legendary owner had been hospitalized with an undisclosed form of cancer in the past 18 months, according to a statement released by the Lakers. Buss received a Master’s of […]

Trojans squeak out fourth straight victory


This one had all the signs of a crushing Trojan loss. USC blew a six-point lead in the final two minutes, traveled and bricked two free throws in the final 30 seconds. The Trojans gave the Stanford Cardinal the final possession with a chance to win a game they had never trailed in the second […]

Cantu has little time to fix his team’s ills


The transition was never going to be seamless. That was quite evident last Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., as the USC men’s basketball team was run off the court by No. 8 Arizona in front of a sold-out McKale Center crowd. Less than 10 minutes in, the Trojans trailed 18-4, plagued by six quick turnovers. Things […]

USC men’s basketball team lacks consistency


Interim USC coach Bob Cantu picked up his first victory of the season Saturday night in a thrilling 69-68 victory over the Oregon State Beavers. The Trojans scored the go-ahead bucket with less than five seconds remaining and sealed the contest by blocking junior forward Devon Collier’s shot as time expired. But the game should […]

What’s next for the USC basketball team?


On Monday morning, USC Athletic Director Pat Haden dismissed USC coach Kevin O’Neill after more than three seasons on the job. O’Neill was 48-65 during his time at USC, despite the fact that the team was coming off a 76-59 road victory over the Utah Utes and seemed to be gaining some momentum. Haden said […]