Dec. 1, 1997
USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview
Sport Record Conf. Nat'l Rank Last Week
Men's Basketball 4-2 0-0 none
Women's Basketball 3-2 0-0 def. San Diego State, 62-51
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 23-6 13-5(t2nd) 7th (AVCA) lost to Nebraska, 3-2
Season Complete Record Conf. Finish National Finish Notes
Women's Cross Country 6th 30th (Coaches) Penc 11th at District VIII Meet
Football 6-5 4-4 (t5th) Kelly, Claiborne All-Pac-10 1st team
Women's Soccer 16-3-1 7-2 (2nd) 23rd (Soccer Buzz) Clark All-American 3rd team
Men's Water Polo 21-7 5-3 (1st) 2nd Back-to-back MPSF Tourn. champions
Saturday: Men's Basketball, at Ohio State, 2 p.m. EST Women's Basketball, at Boise State Tournament, vs. Cal State Northridge, 5 p.m. MST
Sunday: Women's Basketball, at Boise State Tournament, TBA
The Women of Troy defeated San Diego State, 62-51, on Saturday at the Lyon Center in their only action of the week. Twin sisters Kim and Kristin Clark each scored 15 points and sophomore forward Tiffany Washington had 12 points and 10 rebounds. USC took a 26-24 halftime lead. USC led the entire second half, but the Aztecs pulled to within four points, 49-45, with 4:01 to go. Kim Clark then hit a jumper and Kristin Clark made two free throws to push USC's lead back up to eight, 53-45, with 3:18 to play.
USC had its season come to an end in the NCAA Pacific Region semifinals with a 15-13, 12-15, 14-16, 15-7, 15-12 loss to Nebraska at Long Beach State on Friday night. Junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy had 22 kills and 19 digs and freshman outside hitter Antoinette Polk had 13 kills and a career-high 23 digs, but the Women of Troy hit just .146 as a team compared to the Huskers' .229. With five block assists, junior middle blocker Alaina Kipps set a new USC single-season block assist record with 151.
Athletes of the Week
Kim and Kristin Clark, Women's Basketball
The twin sisters each scored 15 points in a win over San Diego State. Kim, a sophomore guard, had a career high for points, while Kristin, a junior guard, added six steals and four assists.