| Jan 14, 2015
| 8:18 PM
After UCLA's fourth win in a row at USC, the team high-fived fans overhanging the tunnel and stepped into the locker room. On the
whiteboard, Bryce Alford grabbed a pen and wrote.
“Mission Complete,” the message said. After tension had...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 11:10 PM
USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin returned Sunday night after sitting out two games because of a shoulder injury.
The freshman did not start, but after helping the Trojans rally to within one point of Stanford, he had the ball in his hands in the...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 4:57 PM
So what are we going to call this new team? The LAX Rams? The Near L.A. Rams? The Almost in L.A. Rams? The 10 Miles from L.A. Rams. I guess it doesn't matter. New Jersey has two teams named New York.
While I hope...
| Jan 8, 2015
Before Wednesday, USC had looked as if it were headed for another miserable year in the Pac-12. In their first two conference games, against Colorado and Utah, the Trojans had lost by a combined 45 points. The team's leading scorer, freshman point guard...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:35 PM
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Galen Center.
On the air: TV: ESPNU; Radio: 690.
Records: USC 8-6, 0-2 in the Pac-12, California 11-4, 1-1.
Update: Conference play has not been kind to the Trojans, who lost their first two Pac-12 games by a...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 7:48 PM
When: 11 a.m. PST.
Where: Coors Events Center, Boulder, Colo.
On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710.
Records: USC 8-5, Colorado 8-5.
Update: Before losing by 24 to No. 10 Utah in the conference opener Friday,...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:05 PM
It was there for the taking. After years of the Pac-12 Conference toiling at the bottom of the power league hierarchy, and six seasons without a Final Four bid, respectability was in reach.
The conference appeared deep enough and its schedule strong...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 11:07 PM
USC's basketball team for the first time played the Vermont Catamounts on Tuesday night, Vermont's nickname referring to the family of large wild cats such as the cougar.
The Catamounts were hardly ferocious, though, scoring a paltry three points in the...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 8:16 PM
Last season's national championship game was a clash of opposite forces in the world of college men's basketball. It was the old — Connecticut, led by senior Shabazz Napier — versus young — Kentucky's surging cache of first- and second-...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:07 PM
• Jordan Adams of UCLA missed a late jumper that could have tied a regular-season game against Arizona. It haunted him for two months. But in the Pac-12 Conference tournament championship game, he got another chance. With the score tied...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 10:54 PM
Based simply on history, USC's basketball team figured to have an edge against Army on Saturday night.
The Black Knights arrived at Galen Center with a dismal 1-11 all-time record against teams currently in the Pac-12 Conference.
But those opponents...