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3-Points: Colorado 59, USC 56

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The Trojans finish the season 11-21 after dropping a heartbreaker in the Pac-12 Tournament.

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The Threes Would Not Fall

The Trojans tried their luck from three all afternoon, but the team made just 5/22 from distance. "It would have been nice to make one. It's been a weakness of ours all year," said head coach Andy Enfield. Befitting the entire contest, the game came down to a USC three at the buzzer.  After freshman Julian Jacobs made a heroic block, Byron Wesley (23 points) attempted the game-tying shot, which came up just short.  "They played that last possession about as well as you could," Enfield said about his team.  "We forced a turnover or a blocked shot and got a clean look to tie the game."

Active Omar

Right from the first possession, senior Omar Oraby was aggressive on both ends of the court.  He finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds, while holding Colorado's Josh Scott to 4/14 shooting.  "Omar looks like a whole different player," said teammate Katin Reinhardt who live tweeted the game on @USC_Hoops.  Oraby had three blocks as well keying a strong team defensive effort.

Better Days Ahead

The first season of the Andy Enfield era was filled with frustration as the conferences losses mounted after a strong 9-4 start to the campaign.  Nevertheless, the head coach is confident in the rebuilding effort at hand, and grateful for this team's effort.  "I'm proud of our team. This team has never quit," he said. "The future is very bright looking forward. For those returning and those recruits coming in, we're very, very excited."

Here is the game's dramatic final sequence...


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