USC falls to Baylor 82-78 in NCAA Second Round
Johnathan Motley had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 seed Baylor defeated No. 11 seed Southern California 82-78 on Sunday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
USC Stuns SMU in NCAA Tournament Thriller, 66-65
Elijah Stewart hit a late 3-pointer for No. 11 seed Southern California as the Trojans upset sixth seeded SMU 66-65 Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. SMU's Shake Milton missed a floater at the buzzer. Stewart had 22 points for the Trojans (26-9). Bennie Boatright and Chimezie Metu each added 14 for USC, which advances to play Baylor in the second round of the East region on Sunday. USC also rallied from a big deficit in the second half in its First Four win over Providence.
USC To Face No. 11 SMU In NCAA First Round Game In Tulsa Friday
The No. 11 seed in the East Region USC Trojans (25-9, 10-8) will face the No. 6 seed SMU Mustangs (30-4, 17-1) in an NCAA First Round game at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. on March 17 at 2:10 p.m. (CT). Tonight’s game will air on truTV with Kevin Harlan, Dan Bonner and Reggie Miller calling the action and Dana Jacobson providing sideline commentary. USC has matched the school record of 25 wins in a season, done by the 2007 Trojans (25-12). The 46 wins during the last two seasons by USC are tied for the most in a two-season stretch in school history (46 combined wins in 2001-02 and 2007-08). The 23 regular season wins were USC’s most since the 1992 team also won 23.
USC Tops Providence in First Four Thriller, 75-71
Bennie Boatwright scored a career-high 24 points as USC rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Providence 75-71 in a First Four game Wednesday night.
USC Begins Its NCAA Dance In Dayton Facing Providence
The No. 11 seeds in the East Region USC Trojans (24-9, 10-8) and Providence Friars (20-12, 10-8) will meet in an NCAA First Four Game at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio on March 15 at 9:10 p.m. (ET). The winner of the USC-Providence game will face the No. 6 seed SMU Mustangs in Tulsa, Okla. on March 17. Tonight's game will air on truTV with Spero Dedes and Steve Smith calling the action and Ros Gold-Onwude providing sideline commentary. USC has won 24 games for the first time since the 2007 team won a school-record 25 games (25-12) and the sixth time in school history. The 23 regular season wins were USC's most since the 1992 team also won 23. USC's 45 wins the last two seasons are the second-most in a two-season stretch in school history behind the 46 combined wins in during the 2001 and 2002 and 2007 and 2008 seasons.