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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 […]

Enfield was solid hire, but Hopkins is better


Like plenty of other college basketball fans who picked Georgetown to advance deep into the NCAA tournament, I quickly familiarized myself with Florida Gulf Coast University and its head coach, Andy Enfield. The FGCU Eagles disposed of the second-seeded Hoyas in surprisingly dominant fashion, then took down San Diego State (a team that beat USC […]

What if USC made it to March Madness?


What if USC had made the NCAA tournament? A silly hypothetical, I know. The Trojans were nowhere near qualified enough to make it to March Madness. They were an average basketball team at best, with an interim coach at the helm to boot. But it’s the last week of March — we have Cinderella teams […]

USC can’t remain absent in March


Following UCLA’s 83-63 loss to Minnesota in the opening round of the NCAA tournament on Friday night, USC redshirt junior forward Ari Stewart tweeted the following: “UCLA about to be right back in L.A. with us,” he said. On the one hand, it served as an entertaining, harmless jab at the Trojans’ crosstown rival, which […]