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  1. Assigned Reading: Andy Enfield looks to rejuvenate USC basketball

    Nov 22, 2013, 12:52 PM EDT

    USC Introduces New Basketball Coach Andy Enfield

    First-year USC head coach Andy Enfield used an entertaining brand of basketball to lead FGCU to an Atlantic Sun tournament crown and a trip to the Sweet 16 last season, resulting in his move to Los Angeles. And he’s got quite the task in front of him, as USC AD Pat Haden hired Enfield with…

  2. 2014 center Jabari Craig verbally commits to attend USC

    Oct 10, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

    With centers Omar Oraby and D.J. Haley out of eligibility at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, the USC Trojans can use some more big men as they look to improve their standing within the Pac-12. On Thursday head coach Andy Enfield and his staff received a verbal commitment from 6-foot-10 center Jabari Craig, who…

  3. 2014 PG Jordan McLaughlin a big commitment for USC

    Sep 11, 2013, 6:23 PM EDT


    When Andy Enfield took over as head coach at USC the question was how long would the process of turning the Trojans into a factor in the Pac-12 take. On Wednesday the head coach received an important verbal commitment, as Etiwanda (Calif.) point guard Jordan McLaughlin announced his decision to attend USC (subscription required). The 5-11…

  4. Former USC point guard Maurice Jones looking for a fresh start

    Sep 4, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

    Maurice Jones, Josh Huestis

    Just a few days into the fall semester last year, it was announced that USC point guard Maurice Jones was academically ineligible to play in 2012-13. Coming off of a season in which he averaged 13.0 points and 3.5 assists per game, Jones would have seen his role change some due to the addition of…

  5. Stanley Johnson, Justise Winslow package deal?

    Aug 26, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Facebook/adidas Nations

    This past weekend at the Under Armour Elite 24 in Brooklyn, the latest potential package deal — one that could punish defenses on the wing in the 2014-2015 season — was born. Mater Dei High (Calif.) wing Stanley Johnson and St. John’s School (Texas) small forward Justise Winslow told that they have discussed that…

  6. Maryland transfer Pe’Shon Howard granted waiver at USC, eligible to play this year

    Aug 26, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

    ACC Basketball Tournament: Maryland v Duke

    Andy Enfield and USC have their point guard for next season. The NCAA granted a waiver to Maryland transfer Pe’Shon Howard on Monday evening. Howard is a Los Angeles native and played his first three years at Maryland before he decided to transfer back to the west coast in June. The reason behind Howard’s transfer…

  7. USC, UCLA out of luck as Josh Pastner reportedly agrees to extension with Memphis

    Mar 26, 2013, 3:06 PM EDT


    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. It appears that Memphis coach Josh Pastner will not fill either of the job vacancies at USC or UCLA, as the 35-year-old coach has reportedly agreed in principle a contract extension with the Tigers. Pastner led Memphis to a 31-5 season and undefeated mark in the C-USA.…

  8. Late Night Snacks: You’re probably asleep right now

    Dec 4, 2012, 12:46 AM EDT

    Tim Miles, Trevor Menke

    There were a total of 14 games being played on Monday night. Only nine of them featured Division I vs. Division I match-ups. None of them were surprising. If you’re up and reading, check out the nuggets of info below. Because despite the lack of games and excitement, a few players turned in exceptional performances…

  9. #Nebrasketball improves to 6-1 with win over USC

    Dec 3, 2012, 10:45 PM EDT

    Kent State v Nebraska

    In the only game between major conference teams on the night, Nebraska (affectionately known by Husker fans as #Nebrasketball on Twitter) moved to 6-1 with a 63-51 home win over USC. Ray Gallegos dropped in 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-10 threes, in 38 minutes and the Cornhuskers hit 11-of-17 threes overall (64.7-percent) in…

  10. USC, the transfer capital of the 2012-13 season

    Nov 9, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

    Kevin O'Neill, Jio Fontan

    Kevin O’Neill couldn’t fathom the season he had in 2011-12. USC was slammed with an unbelievable amount of injuries, transfers and lack of cohesion among his squad and it ended with a school record 26 losses. If you compare last season’s team to this year’s, there’s barely a resemblance. Point guard Jio Fontan returns after…

  11. Jio Fontan will be key if USC wants to bounce back from 26-loss season

    Nov 2, 2012, 10:59 PM EDT

    Jio Fontan

    Los Angeles has teams with two very different outlooks coming into the 2012-13 season. On one hand, UCLA is looking for a Pac-12 title with blue-chip prospects Kyle Anderson and the yet-to-be-cleared Shabazz Muhammad. On the other is USC, coming off a 6-26 season under coach Kevin O’Neill, which included a 1-17 mark in the…

  12. USC guard Maurice Jones transfers to Iowa State

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational - Day 1 - UNLV v USC

    The Iowa State Cyclones have added a point guard on Friday afternoon, as USC sophomore guard Maurice Jones has decided to transfer ISU. “I am really excited to start over and be a part of a program on the rise like Iowa State,” Jones said in a release from the school. “I watched Iowa State…

  13. USC guard, leading scorer Maurice Jones will miss 2012-13 season for academic reasons

    Sep 2, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    Maurice Jones

    Southern California’s hopes for a bounce-back season were struck a significant blow Saturday, as it was announced that junior guard Maurice Jones would be missing the Trojans’ 2012-13 campaign for academic reasons, the school said in a statement. According to the release, though, he will return for senior season in 2013-14. “Maurice Jones has been nothing…

  14. Connecticut native Kahlil Dukes is headed to the West Coast, commits to USC

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

    Kahlil Dukes

    Kahlil Dukes, a 5-11 guard from Hartford, Conn., has committed to USC, multiple outlets are now reporting. Dukes reportedly impressed scouts at the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas this week, scoring 48 points in one game and 42 more in another. Playing for the Connecticut Basketball Club, Dukes was paired in the backcourt with…

  15. Mayo associate sues NCAA for $25 million

    Oct 30, 2010, 12:58 PM EDT

    Rodney Guillory, the events promoter in the middle of the O.J. Mayo scandal and ensuing sanctions at USC, says the NCAA defamed him and mischaracterized his relationship with Mayo (even though he wasn’t named in the NCAA’s report). So he’s doing what most mad people do today. He’s suing. His $25 million suit against the…

  16. UCLA may endure another sub-par season

    Oct 12, 2010, 11:51 AM EDT

    Washington is again the cream of the Pac-10 crop. That’s an easy call. The rest of the league? That’s a crapshoot. Most preseason prognostications are slotting Arizona, UCLA and Arizona State in various orders of 2, 3 and 4, while Oregon – thanks to its massive player exodus – is usually dead last. Call it…

  17. USC film school lured Taylor King

    Aug 11, 2010, 8:59 PM EDT

    Maybe the third time will be the charm for Taylor King. Or maybe he’ll at least attract some talent scouts. King, a Southern California native, will transfer to USC after stops at Duke and Villanova in his college career. The 6-6 swingman will sit out a season before having one year of eligibility left for…

  18. What Pac-10 divisions might look like

    Jun 16, 2010, 11:34 PM EDT

      As two new 12-team conferences take shape (Utah to the Pac-10 was official Wednesday), the question of the day is: What will the divisions look like? (The real question is what’s going to happen to the names. Big Ten, Pac-10 and Big 12 better be doing some swapping right about now. But I digress.)…

  19. USC hoops did its penance

    Jun 10, 2010, 10:34 PM EDT

    Kevin O’Neill is a happy man. USC’s self-imposed ban from postseason play, a reduction in scholarships and vacating victories from O.J. Mayo’s lone was enough to ensure the NCAA didn’t levy serious penalties on the men’s basketball team. Then again, given what the NCAA did to the Trojans football program, maybe it just forgot about…

  20. The World Cup, expressed with college hoops

    Jun 10, 2010, 7:08 PM EDT

    Who says these are the slow summer months? With news regarding Tom Izzo, conference realignment and the USC fallout, there’s hardly a lack of blog-worthy material. But can we pause a moment to consider the World Cup? Randomly, it seems many college hoops writers and bloggers (Grant Wahl, Mike DeCourcy, Andy Glockner, Jonathan Tannenwald, Jeff…