It’s hard to justify not paying players when Riley can buy a $17.2 million house in Palos Verdes with seven fireplaces.
USC opens as a 1-point favorite over Miami. The over/under is 141.
Won 2 of 3 vs. vaunted UCLA over the weekend. Not many USC teams have won Crosstown Cup points this season, with football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball losing the season series to the Bruins.
The best player on the women’s basketball team is entering the transfer portal after USC’s 12-16 record.
USC women’s basketball
On the day USC women’s basketball gets a story in the L.A. Times on rebuilding the program, the best player (Jordyn Jenkins) enters the transfer portal. She was the Pac-12’s co-most improved player and a first-team all-conference selection.
You can fly to Atlanta and then you have a 145-mile drive to Greenville, S.C., for USC’s first-round game Friday. Or you can fly into Charlotte and make a 102-mile drive. Pick your poison.
USC’s NCAA seeding
When you play a weak schedule, you get seeded No. 7. Like Coach Bohn says, “it’s about the seed!”
NCAA selection committee
Maybe UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond (who is on the selection committee) can explain how Duke got a No. 2 seed ahead of No. 3 Tennessee. The chart below doesn’t factor in it’s Mike Krzyzewski’s final season.