Men's Basketball
    The Excitement Of USC Men's Hoops Is Fast Approaching
    Byron Wesley
    Byron Wesley

    July 22, 2013

    Trojan fans, let's take a midsummer night to dream about the 2013-14 USC men's basketball season. Imagine dunks, lots of points, fastbreaks, three-pointers, hustle...yes, this promises to be an exciting season under new head coach Andy Enfield. We can only dream about it for now as the season doesn't begin until the second week of November...but you can secure your spot for all the drama at the spectacular Galen Center by ordering season tickets now.

    Coach Enfield takes over a Trojan team which returns two of its top three scorers from last season in guards J.T. Terrell and Byron Wesley, as well as 7-2 center Omar Oraby who showed great signs in limited minutes a year ago. USC also has five more Trojans returning who saw action in 2012-13 and a strong group of freshmen including 2013 California Gatorade High School Basketball Player of the Year wing Roschon Prince and one of the highest scoring guards in Connecticut high school history Khalil Dukes.

    Enfield captivated the nation in 2013 as the head coach at Florida Gulf Coast University as he guided the first No. 15 seed into the NCAA Sweet Sixteen with impressive wins over No. 2 seed Georgetown and No. 7 seed San Diego State and introduced the world to "Dunk City," the nickname for FGCU's high-flying and high-speed offense which often ended with thunderous dunks.

    His Florida Gulf Coast teams scored 70+ points 42 times in his two seasons as a head coach, posting a 41-28 during that stretch. USC had a total of 11 games with 70 or more points scored in the past two seasons.

    As always, the Trojans will be playing one of the toughest nonconference schedules in the country and this season will play challenging road games at Utah State, Long Beach State and Dayton and compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas which features Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, UTEP, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier. The home slate of nonconference games begins on Nov. 12 vs. CS Northridge and includes contests vs. Northern Arizona, CS Fullerton, Boston College, CS Bakersfield and Howard. The Pac-12 Conference again will be one of the strongest in the country and the Trojans will host at the Galen Center Arizona State, Arizona, California, Stanford, UCLA, Colorado, Utah, Oregon State and Oregon.

     

     

    To secure your spot for all the excitement at the Galen Center go to www.gettrojantix.com or call (855) We-Play4. Buy today to be eligible for the "10 Days of Winning" contest running July 22-31, www.usctrojans.com/10days.