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Under 8:00 Timeout

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The Trojans lead 52-47. Head Coach Kevin O'Neill pleaded to his players to keep their energy up. " We must play hard down the stretch and control the tempo." " We need to win the next four minutes and then we'll go from there."

Lewis Putting the Trojans on his Back

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Another 3-pointer by Dwight Lewis puts the Trojans back up four, 45-41, with just over 11:30 remaining in the game. The senior now has 17 points on the night, including nine from three-point land.

Rebounding Woes

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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.

Bringing You Up to Speed in the Second Half

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Both teams are deadlocked at 38 with just under 15 minutes remaining in the game.

Shooting Around

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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.

Game Notes

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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 Rivalry is Upon Us

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The game tips at 7:00 PM PST. Stay tuned for the latest from the Trojan bench. USC has not beaten UCLA at the Galen Center (0-3), and are looking to change that history, tonight. UCLA forward, James Keefe remains a game-time decision after suffering a shoulder injury during Friday's practice. The Trojans defeated the Bruins 67-46, at their last meeting on January 16th.

Focused In

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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. set.JPG dwight.JPG

Hard-nosed five-on-five play ensued, with Head Coach Kevin O'Neill pointing out changes and modifications needing to be made. coach-mike.JPG

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 Classics: USC vs. UCLA 2006

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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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Up, Up, and Away

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Excited for the NBA dunk contest tomorrow night? Be sure to check out rookie sensation, and former USC Trojan, Demar DeRozan take flight against the rest of the competition. The high flying aerialist from Compton, will have to dunk his way into the competition tonight against the Clippers, Eric Gordon. The "Dunk-In" will take place tonight during halftime of the rookie challenge. The winner will advance to dunk against Shannon Brown of the Lakers, Gerald Wallace of the Bobcats, and the two-time dunk contest winner, Nate Robinson of the Knicks tomorrow evening.

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.