Athletics News
    Dec. 1, 1997

    USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview

    Sport                          Record   Conf.       Nat'l Rank              Last Week 
    Men's Basketball                4-3      0-0                            lost to Ohio State, 79-73     
    Women's Basketball              4-3      0-0                            def. Cal State Northridge, 67-60;lost to Boise State, 80-70       
    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)  9th (AVCA)              Marinkovic All-American 1st team 
    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                Cimerman All-American 1st team 

    This Week

    Tuesday: Men's Basketball, vs. Kansas, Sports Arena, 7:30 p.m. (FOX Sports Net)

    Saturday: Women's Basketball, vs. Seton Hall, at UCLA, 5:30 p.m.

    Men's Basketball, at Long Beach State, 7:30 p.m.

    Sunday: Women's Basketball, vs. Rutgers, at UCLA, 3:30 p.m.

    Men's Basketball

    The Trojans couldn't stop Ohio State freshman Michael Redd, who scored 30 points, and lost to the host Buckeyes, 79-73, on Saturday. Junior forward Adam Spanich scored 21 points off the bench and made 5-of-11 three-pointers for USC, almost shooting the Trojans into a win. Junior guard Elias Ayuso scored 17 and senior guard Gary Johnson scored 16. USC tied the game, 57-57, with 6:45 left following a 7-0 run. But Ohio State went on an 11-0 run, making it 68-57 with 4:55 to go. The Trojans weren't done, going on an 11-2 run, thanks to two threes by Spanich, to get within 70-68 with 1:15 left. But Ohio State pulled away in the final minute.

    Women's Basketball

    The Women of Troy came in second at the Boise State Christmas Classic over the weekend, defeating Cal State Northridge, 67-60, but losing to the host Broncos, 80-70. Junior forward Adrain Williams and sophomore forward Tiffany Washington made the All-Tournament team. Williams, making her first start of the season, had 20 points and 10 rebounds against the Matadors and Washington had a then-career-high 16 points. With 6:17 to go, the game was tied, 57-57, but USC limited the Matadors to just three points the rest of the way and Washington scored eight of USC's last 10 points.

    Washington then set a new career high with 21 points against the Broncos, but the Women of Troy lost a five-point halftime lead and were outscored, 48-33, in the second half. Sophomore guard Kim Clark also had a career high with 16 points.

    Athlete of the Week

    Tiffany Washington, Women's Basketball

    Washington, a sophomore forward, set new career highs for points in each of USC's games at the Boise State Christmas Classic, getting 16 against Cal State Northridge and 21 against Boise State.