Men's Basketball
    USC Announces 2013-14 Men's Basketball Schedule
    J.T. Terrell
    J.T. Terrell

    July 23, 2013

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    The USC men's basketball team is once again taking on an ambitious schedule for the 2013-14 season, highlighted by home games against Boston College and Howard, tough road trips to Dayton, Long Beach State and Utah State as well as playing in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament in the Bahamas, new head coach Andy Enfield announced today (July 23).

    In all, USC is scheduled to play a potential 11 games against teams that played in the 2013 NCAA Tournament and another seven potential games against teams that played in the NIT Tournament. USC's 2013-14 schedule is still tentative as television assignments have not been made, but the nonconference portion of the schedule should not change.

    USC will open the season on the road playing at Utah State on Nov. 8, the first time the Trojans will open on the road since the 2003-04 season. Utah State is entering its first season in the Mountain West after eight seasons in the Western Athletic Conference. The Aggies have posted 14 consecutive seasons of 21 or more wins and are especially tough at home with a record of 155-15 the past decade (82-6 vs. nonconference foes). It will be the first time that USC has played Utah State in Logan since the 1961-62 season, when the Trojans topped the Aggies, 74-72. USC last played in Logan in the first round of the 1982 NCAA Tournament versus Wyoming.

    USC will open its home schedule versus CS Northridge on Nov. 12 at the Galen Center. The Matadors are under the leadership of new head coach Reggie Theus and are expected to be contenders in the Big West. CS Northridge's Director of Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin will be returning home to USC where he starred on the basketball team as a 1,000-point scorer from 1993-96.

    The Trojans will then host Northern Arizona on Nov. 15, CS Fullerton on Nov. 19 and a to-be-determined home opponent on Nov. 23 as part of the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament. USC then will travel to the Bahamas to play three games from Nov. 28-30 in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament against a field that includes Kansas, Iowa, Tennessee, UTEP, Villanova, Wake Forest and Xavier.

    USC will return home to face Boston College for the first time in Los Angeles as well as the first time during the regular season. USC defeated Boston College twice in the NCAA Tournament, the last time coming during the 2008-09 season. USC will then host CS Bakersfield on Dec. 15, the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

    Two tough road games will be on tap next, first at Long Beach State on Dec. 19 and then at Dayton on Dec. 22. USC will close out the nonconference slate with a home game vs. Howard on Dec. 29.

    The Pac-12 Conference schedule is set as far as the conference opponent(s) and the week of each game, but specific dates will not be finalized until the television schedule is announced in late August or early September. The Pac-12 is expected to be much improved and as always very competitive.

    The week of Jan. 1-5 will see USC opening up conference play at rival UCLA. It will be the first time that USC has played UCLA in the first week of Pac-12 play since also opening at Pauley Pavilion during the 1990-91 season. USC will host the Bruins the week of Feb. 5-9.

    USC will play the Arizona schools just one time during the 2013-14 season, hosting Arizona and Arizona State the week of Jan. 8-12. USC will be at Utah and Colorado the week of Jan. 15-20 and host the two schools the week of Feb. 12-17.

    Bay Area rivals California and Stanford will play at the Galen Center the week of Jan. 22-26 and USC will travel up north to play the same schools the week of Feb. 19-23.

    USC will travel to Oregon to face Oregon and Oregon State the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 2 and will host the Ducks and Beavers the week of Feb. 26-March 2.

    On the final weekend of the regular season, the Trojans will be in Washington to play Washington State and Washington between March 4-8. It will be the only meeting of the season between the schools.

    The Pac-12 Tournament will be contested at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 12-15.

    TENTATIVE 2013-14 USC MEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

    Nonconference Schedule:

    Nov. 8 at Utah State

    Nov. 12 CS Northridge

    Nov. 15 Northern Arizona

    Nov. 19 CS Fullerton

    Nov. 23 TBD (Battle 4 Atlantis)

    Nov. 28 vs. TBD (at Battle 4 Atlantis)

    Nov. 29 vs. TBD (at Battle 4 Atlantis)

    Nov. 30 vs. TBD (at Battle 4 Atlantis)

    Dec. 8 Boston College

    Dec. 15 CS Bakersfield

    Dec. 19 at Long Beach State

    Dec. 22 at Dayton

    Dec. 29 Howard

    Pac-12 Conference Schedule:

    Jan 1-5 at UCLA

    Jan. 8-12 Arizona St., Arizona

    Jan. 15-20 at Utah, at Colorado

    Jan. 22-26 California, Stanford

    Jan. 29-Feb. 2 at Oregon, at Oregon St.

    Feb. 5-9 UCLA

    Feb. 12-17 Colorado, Utah

    Feb. 19-23 at Stanford, at California

    Feb. 26-March 2 Oregon St., Oregon

    March 4-8 at Washington, at WSU

    March 12-15 Pac-12 Tournament

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