With Jonah Mathews’ heroics yesterday, here is announcer Mike Walden’s call of the final moments of the USC-UCLA game on March 8, 1969.
USC won, 46-44, on on a jump shot by Ernie Powell with six seconds left to hand UCLA its first-ever loss at Pauley Pavilion after a 51-0 start in the new arena. Some say Walden jumped up on the announcer’s table when he yelled “Trojans win, Trojans win, Trojans win.”
UCLA went on to win the national title, just to reiterate the magnitude of the victory.
- USC will honor its 1970 NCAA championship baseball team today at Dedeaux Field before the 3 p.m. game vs. UCLA. Among the players on the team were Jim Barr, Steve Busby and Dave Kingman.