Dec. 1, 1997
USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview
LAST WEEK Sport Record Conf. Nat'l Rank Last Week Men's Basketball 4-1 0-0 - def. UC Santa Barbara, 90-76 def. San Diego State, 76-72 Women's Basketball 1-0 0-0 - def. Long Beach State, 84-55 Football 6-5 4-4 (t5th) - none Men's Golf - - 12th (Golfweek) none Women's Golf - - 20th (Rolex) none Men's Swimming and Diving 2-0 2-0 t2nd (Speedo) none Women's Swimming and Diving 2-0 2-0 5th (Speedo) none Women's Volleyball 21-5 13-5 (t2nd) 8th (AVCA) none Men's Water Polo 20-6 5-3 (4th) 4th (AWPCA) 1st at MPSF Championships Season Complete Record Conf. Finish National Finish Notes Women's Cross Country - 6th 30th (Coaches) Penc 11th at District VIII Meet Women's Soccer 16-3-1 7-2 (2nd) 23rd (Soccer Buzz) Set school record for wins
Tuesday: Men's Basketball, vs. UNLV, Sports Arena, 7:30 p.m. (FSW2)
Thursday: Women's Basketball, at UC Santa Barbara, 7 p.m.
Friday: Women's Volleyball, NCAA Championships, vs. Morgan State, Lyon Center, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Women's Volleyball, NCAA Championships, vs. TBA, Lyon Center, 7 p.m.
Sunday: Men's Water Polo, at NCAA Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., TBA
In the home opener against the Gauchos, senior forward Gary Williams scored a game-high 19 points while senior guard Gary Johnson had 13 points, eight assists and six steals. USC had as much as a 27-point lead in the second half.
Against the Aztecs, junior forward Adam Spanich poured in 27 points, including 7-of-11 on three-pointers. Johnson added 15 points. Spanich hit a three-pointer with 2:40 left to break a 63-63 tie and give the Trojans the lead for good.
Men's Water Polo
The Trojans defeated Stanford, 5-4, in Sunday's final at Belmont Plaza in Long Beach. Sophomore 2-meter man James Castle scored two goals and sophomore goalie Richard McEvoy had 10 saves as the Trojans held on to a 3-0 first-quarter lead.
USC defeated No. 1 Pepperdine, 10-9, in Saturday's semifinal as senior driver Mateo Juric and junior driver Marko Pintaric each scored three points. In Friday's first-round game, USC defeated UCLA, 8-7, as Pintaric had three points.
Athletes of the Week
Richard McEvoy, Men's Water Polo
Adam Spanich, Men's Basketball
Tiffany Washington, Women's Basketball