About 90 minutes before tipoff of tonight's USC-Oregon game, Galen Center sits almost entirely empty.
- USC has allowed just 56.4 points per game this season, good for fourth in the country and first in the Pac-10.
- The Trojans have allowed more than 67 points just twice this season (69 at Texas and 79 at Georgia Tech).
- USC is the only Pac-10 team with all conference losses by 10 points or less.
- The Trojans have led or been tied in the second half in all 14 Pac-10 games.
- USC is 10-1 when it scores 60 or more points.
After starting the year 4-4, the Trojans have gone 12-6 with Mike Gerrity in the line-up. He leads the team in minutes per game, and his clutch shots are one of the reasons USC is still in the hunt for the Pac-10 title.
Gerrity took quite the path to becoming a Trojan. He has transferred schools twice, leaving him with less than one full season at USC.
In this week's episode of 'The Playmakers,' Gerrity explains how a desire to compete and help a team be successful drove him to make those tough decisions.
Her USC debut was almost four years in the making. After suffering four knee injuries, Jacki Gemelos is finally wearing Cardinal and Gold. The former high school All-American has played in five games for the Women of Troy, averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds.
In this week's edition of "The Playmakers: Jack Gemelos," hear what it has been like for Jacki to finally be playing college basketball.
The Trojans competed in a light work out this afternoon in preparation for this weekend's home stand against the Oregon Schools. The team walked through offensive and defensive sets, before sitting down for a short film session. Tip off is tomorrow night at 7:30 against the ducks.
Here are a few pictures from practice:
By: Josh Moser
Want to see what happens when we hand a microphone to a Trojan player? Check out this week's edition of Trojan Voices with senior forward, Marcus Johnson.
The Trojans are heading down the homestretch, but Trojan fans there is always more to come. Head Coach Kevin O'Neill and the rest of the USC Trojans will be hosting a series of basketball camps throughout June and August. Click here for more information on the Trojans summer hoops camps.