USC-Oregon Live Blog

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Second half is starting. More USC fans than vs. Kansas. The administration kept the lower level seats.

USC shooting 59 percent. Oregon shooting 30 percent.

USC up 28-19 with 5:57 left.

First off, USC and Oregon fans are cheering on UCLA while watching the video board at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

90 thoughts on “USC-Oregon Live Blog

      1. Still waiting for Scott to acknowledge the victory. He must of had to eat a 4th sundae last night after the loss. (Any USC victory is a loss for Scott) He’s putting his strategy together for how Gonzaga is the first real team USC has faced. Blah Blah Blah.

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      1. Michael,

        It is never good for ugly. However, beating an SEC team that was in second postion and the Pac 12 getting three teams in the eilite 8 is good. I want ugly to beat michigan and SC beat Gonzaga. SC and ugly would meet in the semi final four game and have SC put a beat down on ugly. Then the play Oregon St. in the finals.

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      2. PT, am with you, though I’d rather have Trojans play Baylor or Houston, as TV audience for that will be much bigger than if SC and OSU. Not to get ahead of ourselves…

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    1. And here comes Oregon.

      LMFAO!

      Eva Mobley is 0 for 1 in the 2nd half…she’s afraid to shoot. Eva is getting muscled our of the paint

      OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

      AHA HA HA HA HA HA!

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      1. How does it feel being a premature ass clown shit-for-brains? LMFAO!!!!

        HA HA HA HA HA HA —OH MY FREAKING SIDES HURT FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!!!

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      2. Only a dozen words in your opening sentence, terrific — but every word counts…. best single sentence in InsideUSC history….

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  1. USC looks so good. All the Pac-12 teams look good. This is very good for the Pac-12. With some new leadership, the future is looking up for the Pac-12.

    It is all about getting better coaches in the league. Mick Cronin will make UCLA good every year. The only question is whether Andy Enfield is a good coach, or just has a lucky year with the Mobley twins.

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  2. USC the biggest collapse in NCAA basketball history thanks to that girl Eva Mobley

    LMFAO!

    OH MY SIDE HURTS FROM LAUGHING SO MUCH!

    AHA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

    CLASSIC!

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      1. No T4,

        “Slow”, you say…

        You should see Tbone when she’s sober.

        Tied with mgkakak & ‘S’ & don’t forget FU. Scot WOLF’S loser team.

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      2. That little bitch tbone still posting?? Best thing I ever did was block him.
        Although I still find myself laughing at how he bragged about his dumbass son in law getting his clock cleaned by some drunk sitting on a fence….
        KaPOW‼️ Oh my side hurts from laughing so much!

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    1. Michael, despite a really awful period in the second half in which they lost their aggressiveness and turned the ball over a bunch, and a D that was not nearly as good as against Kansas and Drake, they still won by 14. They need to figure out how to replicate the Kansas game. I hope that they learn from tonight the importance of continuing to attack being disciplined inside on D. If they do, then they can compete against ‘Zag.

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      1. You just knw they weren’t going to play PERFECTLY tonight — it’s hard to put 2 great performances together —so easy to lose concentration when you’re kicking ass — BUT they beat the spread by a bunch again….and this was a good game to play to get the Kansas euphoria outta our system…..

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      2. the awakening of the back court ,and continued strong presence of the front court,makes SC a potent team…they are in a tournament with the best as should be obvious with all the upsets…Pac 12 comprises 40% of elite 8…none of remaining 3 has choked under this pressure, any in the elite 8 can win this.

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    2. Michael:
      I love the fire in this Trojan team. Great personality.
      A bunch or portal transfers and a (slight) few Trojan “vets,” and one super Frosh.

      I hope the Zags go up to 12 point favorites later on today.
      Someone needs to crown the Zags as the only real choice for Champs….

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  3. Slow down Chris Duarte, and the other big guard was the key. We held them down, but they still had a decent night but not enough.

    Tremendous win. now the biggest game in program history. Can the Trojans knock off the No.1 team in the country, and give them their first lost. Gonzaga is a well coached team but not intimidating so anything can happen. They have cracked in past year maybe we catch them on an off night.

    Issiah White was again the glue tonight. Boy, did he come up big in the 1st half.

    FIGHT ON!

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  4. Great game. Sorry Scooter but with the effort, execution, and defensive play, Andy is doing something right. Tall task ahead but we are playing well.

    Tebow, you occasionally post things that make sense. That crap you posted above is nonsense.

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  5. I hope SC wins the national championship in basketball…..not that I’m a big SC basketball fan….I’m not. But if SC wins the NC, that will effect the football program. If Clay Helton thinks he is on the hot seat now, he will think that he is sitting in a volcano if SC wins the NC in basketball. You have 50-100 times as many SC football fans as SC basketball fans. They are all going to be screaming….”hey, what’s going on here…..SC wins the national championship in basketball and they can’t win the pac-12 in football”? There’s going to be a lot of angry SC football fans(a whole lot) and that’s what we need if we are ever going to get this football program back to the glory days. There are a whole lot of fans like me who love USC football and couldn’t care less about USC basketball. So I’m pulling for USC basketball.

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    1. The heat is ALREADY on Helton. Big time. Andy just did what Helton did NOT do —he won a playoff game with Oregon.
      #ThisWinAvengesHelton’sLossInPac12Championship…
      #AndItMakes2021IntoHelton’sPutUpOrShutUpSeason

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      1. True. I never thought of that. But the big test comes Tuesday. If( and this is a big “if”) SC can beat Gonzaga, they are definitely in the drivers seat. Like I said. I’m really not a big SC basketball fan. I just see this as something that can light a raging fire under the butts of the USC football fans. Until that happens, the Board of Bustees will just continue to ignore the Fans mild complaints. I just think that there is a lot more football talent west of the mississippi than there is basketball talent. Football players are also a lot more enticed by the weather in SoCal than basketball players since basketball is played indoors. I really don’t think SC should have a better basketball team than a football team.

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    2. They have no chance vs. Gonzaga unless the coaches get Evan
      Mobley more involved. He got his ass handed to him by Oregon’s big men and plays like a point guard. Parcelman 007
      go deliver your packages somewhere else.

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      1. Just gonna add zags to this list next…. you miserable troll

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      3. ‘S’ so named by mommy in order to not confuse the poor lad later in life. Good thinking mom.

        #HoweverItWasn’tSuccesful

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      4. Take away those five minutes in the 2nd half where they went on a turnover spree, leading to easy baskets and a spurt at the end where the quacks got some offensive rebounds, the ducks would never have shot 40% IMO.

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  6. no ucla fans on this site can…they should be too ashamed of themselves…
    of course in their arrogance and inane/profane way they will come up with some excuse.

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      1. Scottie is having a Socratic discussion with himself about whether Enfield should be appearing on the “winner” or “losers” ledger.

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      2. Scott (with little devil on his shoulder): Loser!
        Scott (with little angel on his shoulder): To be fair, winner.
        Scott (Little devil returns to shoulder): LOSER!
        #LoserItIs!
        #[CanWeHaveYourColumnNow]?
        P.S.
        Hope we’re not in one of those situations where we have to continue the blog by ourselves for 3 months…
        #ThatWasScary….
        #COMEBACK,SCOTT!

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      1. I hope that’s all there is to it….
        #ScottWeLoveYouEvenWhenUSCWins….
        P.S.
        [Enfield has done what Helton will never do —made USC a top 5 team]…..
        #IfHeltonCouldDoSomethingLikeItWe’dBeInThePlayoffs

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  7. I think the Gonzaga game is going to be closer than people think, but it is very difficult to see USC winning that game. I would love to see both UCLA and Oregon State get into the final four. The Pac-12 is finally getting some credit here.

    What this proves, beyond a doubt, is that good coaches win. Oregon State and UCLA have good coaching. The real question is whether Enfield is a good enough coach without the help of the Mobley bros. Is this a one season only phenomenon for Enfield? Mick Cronin is demonstrating he is a good coach, so if we dont keep up, we will be beaten by UCLA in coming seasons.

    I’m hoping Enfield proves me wrong and that he can consistently put together well-coached teams. Quite frankly, with the talent the team has on the court, to lose 7 games was not a success, it was a failure.

    With the Gonzaga game, we will be playing a very well coached team.

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    1. So I guess the quacks aren’t well coached? Or the jayhawks? It’s a bit tiring for people who’ve never won a game as a coach to keep piling on, but whatever. Eat your cake and drink your koolaid, but I’m not having any of it.

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      1. USC coaching staff arguably has done the best job during the tourney, certainly among the top 3 (ore state and ucla would be others IMO). That game against Kansas is one for the ages. How often does a perennial powerhouse and 3-seed lose by 34?

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      2. For the jayhawks, it would be “never have I ever…”. How many double digit losses did the quacks have this season, I’m pretty sure that’s a small number too. That “Syracuse zone” is in itself impressive, but the way they switch in and out of it into a man to man and back so seamlessly is hard for offenses to adjust to on the fly too…

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      3. Btw, how many did the quacks score in the first half vs the hawkeyes? seems we’re undervaluing the quacks offense today, which I get being who they are.

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      4. Match up zone is hard to execute well (need lots of communication plus really quick athletic players), but if you do it well, it is so effective, plus it is hard (as a team) to figure it out as it can replicate pressure man D or as you note sliding in and out of a zone versus man. So much tougher than a regular zone, since a regular zone looks like a military formation moving back and forth with ball flow, and typically is not as aggressive as match up zone. Before covid, my youngest was playing club ball, and my kid’s team played against Kenny Smith’s kid’s team, Smith was the coach of his kid’s team, and they were playing matchup zone and did a pretty good job (at the level of 12 year olds). BTW, Smith is a very large man, even though he looks like a waif on TNT next to Shaq and Barkley.

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      5. Yeah, when I met Jamal Wilkes while he was working at a Lowe’s on Saturday am, he was much bigger than he looked on TV. Ran into him at a club volleyball tourney and he wasn’t any smaller… even the smaller guys are pretty good size.

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    2. while I agree with some part of your remarks,some seem inconsistent…did not andy beat oregon,ore st, ucla, this yr and last yr, etc …while those coaches were there? with similar talent? SC this yr has all starters who never played with each other under andy at SC…last yrs team was ncaa bound and the one before was ‘robbed’ ANDY is not a legend in his own time or even his own mind…but he is not as bad as labeled by some on this site and its host, in fact if some of the recruits would play more than one and done LIKE GONZAGA players do…they would be elite like they are this yr.

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  8. Typical Wolf BS!!

    No comments on SC basketball’s biggest win in nearly 20 years!!

    It you can’t face the music, it may time for you to quit, Mr Wolf!!

    The constant anti-USC babble is uncalled for.

    The only things Wolf should bitch about is the Tyndell settlement aka “Thanks Nikias” and woke BS of Madame Folt/Mr. Caruso. If USC was a public company, the entire Board would be forced to resign due to the $1B settlement. Textbook case of the “tone at the top” and “lack of institutional control.”

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    1. No. No. You have it all wrong. The Board isn’t really responsible. They’ve insulated themselves from responsibility….
      #TheyJustIssueWokeStatements
      #[btw,ScottIsWaitingForSomethingELSEToHappen…
      #…SomethingBad…
      #…BeforeHePostsToday]…..

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      1. tebow is always good for a laugh…..but this time he truly outdid himself…
        …And he KNEW he was outdoing himself —-
        —you have to hand it to him…..
        #HeTookOneForTheWholeTrollTeam….

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  9. Man, the bozo BB bandwagoner’s are out in force.

    The Tuesday games could set-up a third SUCC vs UCLA game, for a good chance to win all the marbles.

    It possible, but not probable. Michigan is big and beefy, and the ‘Zags are a well-oiled machine.

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    1. Uphill battle for both.
      Cronin trying to throw it away for you, kept Riley in there way too often when he was just getting cooked. The small lineup with Clark was much better. Then decides to not foul. Got away with it, but not great coaching.

      We, on the other hand, pounded another team.

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      1. With UCLA up 3 and then failing to foul Alabama on the last inbounds play of regulation was just stupid BB tactics. Needless to say I went ballistic after Alabama tied the game on the Hail Mary three. The Bruins that bullet with the OT victory – still!

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    2. Only chance ucla (often a 5 guard offense) has is to wear out their low post Dickinson, 7’1″, 265. Zone them, but Michigan can shoot, and ucla has to run as much as possible to tire out the big guy. Or run Dickinson through a lot of screens, but that means Riley has to be a focal point on offense, nearly impossible to do that with a day of practice. So it boil downs to 2-3 zone and hope Michigan is cold, and that bruins get long rebounds and run the crap out of them.

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      1. Mich big guy doesn’t have the foot quickness of Mobley. And they (ruins) played Mobley very well this year. They should attack him and get him in foul trouble if they can…JMO. Drive to the hoop and make him defend hoping he starts reaching in.

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      2. Only Mich losses is when Dickinson (their big guy) was a non-factor and didn’t play much. Not sure why low minutes – maybe foul trouble, maybe something else?

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  10. fascinating article in The Athletic about Slovis throwing problems last year. good to see that SC is letting a little truth into the program, instead of the Helton cover-up from last year “its the dry air, no its the wet ground, no it was an alien intervention”

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    1. Helton’s “alien intervention” explanation made me sick —who does he think we are? Tebow?
      #WhereWasTheStudioProduced”FakedLanding”??

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  11. Where is Scott Wolf today we miss his positive input, and I did not see a THANK YOU ENFIELD this time for some reason perhaps he is jealous.

    Folks this Gonzaga game is huge. If we play with heart this team is very capable of winning. No question the winner of this game will probably win it all.

    If we can beat some of the top UCLA teams of the 70’s including the Kareem era when we had subpar players anything is possible. After a USC game plan to stall agains a UCLA team led by Lew Alcindor I will never forget the shot by USC forward “Cool Ernie Pool” to win the game at Pauley Pavilion. Talk about a major upset USC was terrible that year, but defeated an undefeated UCLA team in the 60’s.

    Gonzaga, is a well oiled machine. We need to get a lead on them, and stick it to them inside with a never say never attitude. If we play like the Kansas game the upset is possible. Evan Mobley must play more aggressive this game against Timme the Gonzaga center who is fantastic off the pick and roll, and gets a ton of garbage baskets inside due to superior inside team passing.

    Scott-how about some USC basketball history photographs. A picture of “Cool Ernie Powell”, even former Trojan great Bill Hewitt would be much appreciated now that the fall of the football program is a dead issue with little hope to be repaired until Helton, and Folt are replaced.

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    1. Yes, it would be great to get a lead and get real aggressive. In fact, it would be better than great. It would be ideal. But, if that doesn’t, we have to be mentally ready to take the game back. I don’t want this team going into this thinking all is lost if they fall behind by 10 at half.

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      1. We’ve come back before. I’m sure we’ll need to at some point again, but Evan just isn’t the emotional type. He seems to like playing within himself which allows him to stay out of foul trouble. If someone gets the rebound or steals a ball from him, you never see him with the cheap frustration foul trying to get it back. He plays with a high level of maturity and shows good patience.

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