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COLUMN: USC men’s basketball must keep growing to compete


USC’s loss on Saturday night to Oregon perfectly captures the current state of the men’s basketball program. The Trojans have climbed their way out of the conference basement cellar and are now entrenched as a respectable upper-tier — but not yet elite — team in the Pac-12. Saturday night proved this as the Trojans went […]

March Madness, NBA can’t compare


Maybe I just don’t get March Madness. Despite the fact that the Final Four matchups take place this weekend, the hype just doesn’t seem to interest me. The NCAA men’s basketball championships are a strange tournament, one where excitement seems to move in an inverse direction, contrary to the nature of typical elimination tournaments. Other […]

Women of Troy win Pac-12 Tournament


The USC’s women’s basketball team took fate into its own hands Sunday night and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006 after clinching the Pac-12 Tournament title against No. 3-seeded Oregon State, 71-62. This victory was the team’s first ever Pac-12 conference title and was just its second […]

Trojan basketball lacks drive to succeed


It makes sense that on the rainiest weekend in my nearly three years at USC, the mood of the USC men’s basketball team could be described as dour. After a Thursday night loss to Oregon State, the Trojans vowed to go out Saturday afternoon and win the final home game of five seniors’ college careers. […]