And USC is out of the Pac-12 Tournament.
Jonah Mathews, Kevin Porter and Nick Rakocevic each scored 17 points and Bennie Boatwright added 16 in a losing effort. On the bright side, USC made 10 of 12 free throws.
Now the question is whether USC, with a 16-17 record, can sneak into the NIT?
Here is Andy Enfield after the game:
“This is the microcosm of our whole season, the last three minutes, because we’ve been in so many close games, and we made some crucial mistakes — turnovers, missed free throws, missed shots, not getting stops.”
On the final turnover by Rakocevic:
“That’s called a five-man special. We want our worst ball handler and slowest guy handling the ball and throwing it out-of-bounds. We called that play in timeout about eight minutes before.”