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Under 8:00 Timeout

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The Trojans lead 19-10 with Mike Geritty stepping to the line for two.

In the timeout, Head Coach Kevin O'Neill told his team to stay active, and not give Oregon State anything. "We break them right here," he said. "Let's make another run."

First Things First

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The Trojans are currently trailing 5-3 with 15:00 minutes remaining in the first half. Dwight Lewis has the lone field goal for USC.

Not Out of It Yet

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The Trojans can still clinch a share of the Pac-10 regular season title with three games remaining on the Pac-10 Calendar. USC will need to win out, while Arizona State must beat first-place Cal on February 27th, followed by Stanford knocking off Cal in their rivalry game on March 6th. Arizona State then must lose to UCLA in their last game of conference play on March 6th. This will then force a three-way tie for the Conference Championship.


Keys To the Game

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USC's Keys to the game:

  • Share the ball
  • Great energy
  • Play with Passion\

Stay tuned for live updates from the Trojan Bench.

Senior Awards Presentation

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A full recap of today's senior awards will be posted after the completion of today's game. Forwards Casey Cunningham, Marcus Johnson, Dwight Lewis and guard Mike Gerrity were honored. Each were accompanied by their families.

Senior Night

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The Trojans will step onto the floor at 11:30 for a light practice before tonight's game, but tonight is about the four seniors on the Trojan roster : Casey Cunningham, Marcus Johnson, Mike Gerrity, and Dwight Lewis. Come support the Trojans in their last home game this season. Tip Off is at 7:30 PM PST.

Resting

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The Trojans held an optional shoot around today needing rest after last night's 54-44 loss to Oregon. USC ran out of gas in the second half, scoring just 12 points in the last twenty minutes of play.

The Trojans will be back on the court tomorrow at 11:30 AM PST for practice before tomorrow night's game against Oregon St. This will be the final home game on the season. USC will honor seniors Dwight Lewis, Mike Gerrity, Marcus Johnson, and Casey Cunningham before tip-off at 7:30 PM PST.

Action Shots From USC vs. Oregon

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Take a look at these action shots from tonight's game vs. Oregon. All photos courtesy of Pierson Clair of PC4Photo.

Behind-the-scenes photos

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Check out this special behind-the-scenes slideshow of images from tonight's 54-44 loss, brought to you by Josh Moser of the Trojan Fever Basketball Blog:


All photos by Josh Moser

O'Neill: 'We have to be men about it'

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Here's what Coach Kevin O'Neill had to say to the media following USC's 54-44 loss to Oregon on Thursday night:

  • "We didn't have it tonight. It's a shame to play that poorly in the second half."
  • "We had a general lack of energy and didn't play how we needed to play. It's unfortunate."
  • "If you score 12 points [in a half] at this level, you're not going to beat anybody."
  • "We didn't play too well in the first half, honestly. We didn't come out with any oomph at all."
  • "In my estimation, our team has started to wear down."
  • "We have three games left to play. We've got to play our butts off each game. We have to be men about it."
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