Trojan basketball still needs more time

Frustration is natural, but give the Trojans time. We shouldn’t overreact. But, admittedly, it remains increasingly difficult not to. We’re watching the USC men’s basketball team amid its worst season in school history. The 23 losses are a program first. They have won 20 percent of their games, the lowest since the program’s inception. The […]

Tough schedule to benefit Trojans

In typical Trojan fashion, the USC men’s basketball team begins its season Friday against CSU Northridge with little to no fanfare. You can thank the Trojans’ No. 18 football team for most of the distraction, as its 7-2 record and recent play have captured the attention of many more people than those residing between Adams […]

Vucevic proving doubters wrong

The “one more year” chants echoing throughout the Galen Center on Senior Night and the smile breaking across Nikola Vucevic’s face as he prepared himself at the foul line told me everything I needed to know. Vucevic leading the Trojans as a junior was merely a pleasant wish; his final home victory was the perfect […]

Draft defections give USC an edge in Pac-12

After the USC men’s basketball team was ousted in the First Four of the NCAA tournament, I thought there was a slight possibility it could lose junior forward Nikola Vucevic to the NBA after a stellar season. After all, who would blame him? I’d probably get tired shouldering USC’s inconsistent offense and facing constant double […]

USC’s nonconference schedule the right call

In every level of athletic competition, there is one core tenet coaches use when looking toward the future: To be the best, you have to beat the best. The USC men’s basketball team turned a corner in that regard with wins over non-conference foes like Texas and Tennessee in 2010, though the challenge of taking […]

Uncertain future for Trojans’ athletics

For all you underclassmen Trojans fans, a word from the wise: brace yourselves. I know basketball season just ended and spring football practice is just beginning, but recent action in both sports are bad omens for next season. The most recent bad basketball news came over the weekend when junior forward Nikola Vucevic decided to […]