Dec. 1, 1997
USC Athletics The Week in Review / Preview
LAST WEEK 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
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.