Julian Jacobs led the team with 16 points and three rebounds in loss to the Cardinals.
Nikola Jovanovic had 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead USC
Hot shooting early is the difference for the Nittany Lions
USC basketball transfer uses ineligible season to serve the local community.
Student-athletes bring Trojan hoops to 99th Street Elementary in Watts.
February 22, 2015
Men's Basketball falls to Oregon, 80-75 (USATSI)
USATSI photos men's basketball -- 1/24/15
November 30, 2014
USC vs. Cal State Fullerton men's basketball
BREAKDOWN: Darion Clark is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound redshirt junior forward who is a tough rebounder and an athletic defender.
2014-15: Clark played in all 32 games, starting half of them and averaging 5.7 points and rebounds per game. He was second on the team in rebounding and sixth in scoring. Clark was second on the team by leading USC in rebounding or tying for game-high honors 10 times. He started nine of the team’s first 12 games and averaged 7.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in 26.7 minutes of action. He averaged 4.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while playing 19.3 minutes in the final 20 games. Scored in double figures five times, with a season-high 15 points vs. Drexel on Nov. 21. He grabbed 10 or more rebounds three times with a career-high 14 rebounds vs. CS Fullerton on Nov. 25. Struggled from the free throw line early in the season (15-for-38, .39.5 percent), but improved as the season went on, making 64.3 percent (36-for-56) over the final 18 games. He averaged 6.8 points and 7.3 rebounds in USC’s wins 2013-14: Practiced with the team last season after transferring from Charlotte. Suffered a labrum tear in his left shoulder and had surgery to repair it on Jan. 31. Expected to be at full-strength by the beginning of practice.
2012-13: As a freshman in his only season at Charlotte, Clark played in 32 games, making 18 starts. He averaged 6.2 points and 4.6 rebounds in 17.6 minutes per game. Clark made 54.2 percent of his field goal attempts. He posted eight games with at least seven rebounds, including a career high of 11 in his collegiate debut on Nov. 9, 2012 vs. Charleston Southern. He scored a career-best 17 points vs. Dayton on Feb. 27, 2013 and scored in double figures seven times as a freshman. Clark scored 10 points and added eight rebounds in the Great Alaska Shootout championship win vs. Northeastern on Nov. 24, 2012. He scored six points and had six rebounds in the NIT first-round loss to Providence on March 20.
HIGH SCHOOL: Clark attended Oak Hill Academy where he helped lead his team to a 44-0 record and the No. 1 national ranking in 2012. It was the eighth national title for the storied program. As a junior, Clark played for Rockdale Country High where he averaged 12 points and eight rebounds. He scored 12 points in the GACA North-South Junior All-Star game in 2011. He also played football at Rockdale. His AAU team was the Atlanta Celtics.
PERSONAL: Darion was born on April 9, 1994 in Conyers, Ga.