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Taking a closer look at both basketball teams


The last few weeks brought a merciful end to a tumultuous period for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. After the dismissal of former men’s head coach Kevin O’Neill and the resignation of women’s coach Michael Cooper, Athletic Director Pat Haden was hard at work, bringing in Florida Gulf Coast University’s Andy Enfield to […]

Fontan, Wise named MVPs


Seniors Jio Fontan and Eric Wise were named team MVPs following the USC men’s basketball team’s annual end-of-season awards banquet held Tuesday night. Wise, a 6-foot-6 forward, led the Trojans in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game in his lone season with the program after transferring from UC Irvine following his junior season with the Anteaters. He […]

Men’s basketball won’t make noise in tourney


The Pac-12 tournament is here. For USC and a handful of other teams, it represents a last-ditch effort at a Cinderella run to March Madness. For the five squads currently in position to make the NCAA tournament — the Arizona Wildcats, UCLA Bruins, Cal Golden Bears, Colorado Buffaloes and Oregon Ducks — it’s basically bracket […]

Playing on senior day a privilege, not a right


As an outgoing senior, I’m often overcome by nostalgia these days. In the next two months, I will experience a bevy of “lasts” at USC — my last bike ride down Trousdale Parkway in the wholly unnecessary bike lanes, my last chicken-chipotle panini at Popovich Cafe and my last signature on a Monday 9 a.m. […]