USC Announces Men's Basketball Game Times And TV Schedule|
Sept. 8, 2016
Once again nearly every USC men’s basketball game during the 2016-17 season will be broadcast, it was announced by the Pac-12 Conference today (Sept. 8). As of now, 29 of USC’s 31 regular season games will be available on the Pac-12 Network, ESPNU or Fox Sports 1, with all games being available on the USC radio flagship station ESPNLA 710, one of its affiliates or on the TuneIn Radio app. Fans interested in purchasing tickets should call 213-740-GOSC (4672) and press #3 today. For season tickets fans may also purchase direct by going to usctrojans.com/tickets.
The 2016-17 Trojans are coming off a 21-13 season and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2011. USC returns three starters from that team, including leading-scorer junior Jordan McLaughlin who averaged 13.4 points and 4.7 assists per game while being named Pac-12 honorable mention. USC tied for 19th in the country by averaging 80.5 points per game and tied a school record with four 100-point games last season. Sophomore Bennie Boatwright averaged 11.5 points per game as a freshman and tied for the team lead in three-point baskets with 60 makes. Junior guard Elijah Stewart also made 60 three-pointers and averaged 9.8 points per game. Sophomore Chimezie Metu averaged 6.4 points a year ago and provided a defensive presence with 54 blocks, second-most ever by a Trojan freshman. This year USC will also feature Louisville transfer sophomore guard Shaqquan Aaron, a former top-50 recruit and four promising freshmen in California Division IA Player of the Year guard Jonah Mathews, California Southern Section Division III Player of the Year guard De’Anthony Melton and forwards Harrison Henderson from Texas and Nick Rakocevic from Illinois. Also, redshirt senior forward Charles Buggs transferred to USC from Minnesota with eligibility for the 2016-17 season.
USC has 20 games scheduled on the Pac-12 Network, beginning with the home opener vs. Montana on Nov. 11 at 8:00 p.m. That game will be part of a doubleheader with the women’s team which hosts Hawai’i the same day. USC’s home game against Omaha on Nov. 13 at 4:00 p.m. will also be on the Pac-12 Network.
The Trojans will then travel to Texas A&M to face the Aggies in College Station, Texas on Nov. 18. The game time and television assignment for that game is still to be determined. USC then returns home for three consecutive games on the Pac-12 Network: Nov. 22 vs. New Orleans at 6:00 p.m., Nov. 25 vs. SMU at 4:00 p.m. and Nov. 27 vs. UC Santa Barbara at 7:00 p.m.
The game time and television assignment for USC’s game at San Diego on Nov. 30 is still to be determined. USC will face BYU in the first Hoophall LA tournament at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Dec. 3 at 5:00 p.m. That game will air on ESPNU.
USC’s next three games, all at home, will also be shown on the Pac-12 Network, Dec. 11 vs. Pepperdine at 7:00 p.m., Dec. 17 vs. Troy at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 19 vs. Cornell at 7:30 p.m. The latter two are the first two games of the Las Vegas Classic. USC then will travel to Las Vegas for two games, facing Missouri State on Dec. 22 at 8:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and then if USC wins, will face the winner of DePaul/Wyoming on Dec. 23 at 8:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. If USC falls to Missouri State, it will face the loser of DePaul/Wyoming on Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m., also on Fox Sports 1.
The Trojans will then open conference play at Oregon State on Dec. 28 at 8:00 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network. Next up will be a game at Oregon on Dec. 30 at 7:00 p.m. on Fox Sports 1. USC’s first two home conference games will be Jan. 5 vs. Stanford at 8:00 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network and Jan. 8 vs. California at 7:00 p.m. on ESPNU.
USC then will play at Utah on Jan. 12 at 6:00 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network and Jan. 15 at Colorado at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU. Arizona will come to the Galen Center for a game on Jan. 19 at 6:00 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network, followed by Arizona State on Jan. 22 at 5:30 on ESPNU.
USC’s first game against crosstown rival UCLA will be at the Galen Center on Jan. 25 at 8:00 p.m. and it will air on Fox Sports 1. The Trojans will travel to UCLA on Feb. 18 for a 7:00 p.m. game will air on the Pac-12 Network.
USC will play at Washington on Feb. 1 at 8:00 p.m. on ESPNU, then the remaining regular season schedule will all be aired on the Pac-12 Network: Feb. 4 at Washington State at 5:00 p.m., Feb. 9 vs. Oregon State at 8:00 p.m., Feb. 11 vs. Oregon at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23 at Arizona at 7:00 p.m., Feb. 26 at Arizona State at 3:30 p.m., March 1 vs. Washington State at 7:00 p.m. and March 4 vs. Washington at 3:30 p.m.
The Pac-12 Tournament will be contested at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. from March 8-11 and all of those games will be televised on the Pac-12 Network or Fox Sports 1.
* All times listed are Pacific Time