Pe'Shon Howard scores 17 points in loss.
Trojans come up short on the road
Byron Wesley scores 21 points and grabs eight rebounds in loss.
Byron Wesley scores 18 points in loss.
Seek third 2-0 start in last 12 seasons
BREAKDOWN: Strahinja Gavrilovic (gav-RILL-oh-vich) is a 6-foot-9, 225 pound sophomore forward with a solid inside and outside game out to three-point range. He made great strides during the summer and figures to battle for playing time at the forward position this season.
2012-13: Gavrilovic played in six games totaling 11 minutes as a freshman. He grabbed a total of three rebounds and scored two points in his limited minutes which would project to 7.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per game when prorated for a full 40-minute game. Made his collegiate debut in the opener vs. Coppin State and had a rebound in one minute played. Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds at Arizona on Jan. 26.
HIGH SCHOOL: Gavrilovic attended Rock Academy in San Diego, Calif. as a senior, but did not compete. Originally came to the U.S. to play at La Jolla Prep, but chose instead to enroll at Rock Academy. Honed his skills while playing for the Serbian U18 team at the European Championships which lost to Turkey in the finals. Was selected to play on the Serbian U20 team this summer, but elected to enroll in summer school at USC and begin his Trojan career.
PERSONAL: Gavrilovic was born on April 5, 1993 in Kragujevac, Serbia. His father Zoran played professionally in Europe for more than a decade and is now the Secretary General of the Basketball Association in Serbia. Gavrilovic switched to the number 14 this season, the same number his father and grandfather wore when they played. He is an International Relations, Global Business major at USC.