The Bruins have out rebounded the Trojans 23-16 thus far this game. At the half, Head Coach Kevin O'Neill keyed in on this point. He said they must do a better job on the glass to come away with a victory down the stretch. USC had a +13 rebounding advantage over the Bruins in their last contest on January 16. USC won that game 67-46.
USC just completed their shoot around for the game tonight. The team is focused and looking to get their first win at Galen Center against their cross town rival. Check out a couple shots from shoot around as they continued preparation for the big game tonight
Tip off is at 7pm and can be watched on Prime Ticket. There are still a limited amount of tickets available at www.usctrojans.com.
Take a look at today's game notes before tonight's game. It contains insider statistics on everything from UCLA's last loss to the sophomore surge of USC's standout post player, Nikola Vucevic.
The Trojans returned to the practice floor today in preparation for Sunday's game against UCLA. USC has not beaten the Bruins in the Galen Center which has provided much inspiration for the Trojans throughout the week.
The team ran through their offensive and defensive sets before completing fifteen minutes of game-speed shooting.
Hard-nosed five-on-five play ensued, with Head Coach Kevin O'Neill pointing out changes and modifications needing to be made.
Practice closed with a cool-down and free-throw shooting. The Men of Troy will be back on the floor tomorrow at 1:00 PM PST.
By: Josh Moser
USC has had some memorable victories over UCLA recently: 2007 upset at Pauley Pavilion, 2009 Pac-10 Tournament Semi-Finals Victory and the 2010 21-Point Win at Pauley.
But the Trojans are still winless at the Galen Center against the Bruins. Their last home victory against UCLA came in the final match-up between the rivals at the LA Sports Arena.
Relive the highlights from USC's 71-68 2006 win over #15 UCLA in this edition of USC Classics: USC vs. UCLA 2006.
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DeRozan electrified Trojan fans last season at the Galen Center and has continued to do so as a member of the Toronto Raptors. DeRozan has started every game this season for Toronto and is averaging more than eight points per game in nearly twenty-one minutes of action on the floor per contest. Look for DeRozan to galvanize the crowd in front of judges Lebron James, and recording artist, Drake. All-Star weekend kicks off tonight at 4 PM PST with the celebrity game, with DeRozan in the "Dunk-In" around 7 PM PST.