USC is currently a No. 6 seed in the mock brackets of Jerry Palm and Joe Lunardi.
Palm has the Trojans playing Louisville in the first round.
- I was a voter in the Associated Press All-Pac-12 team last week. For coach of the year, I voted for Wayne Tinkle of Oregon State. The Beavers were picked last in the preseason poll and are now in the Pac-12 Tournament title game.
It’s more fun watching a coach get more from less than a coach who usually underperforms with his talent.