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Now You Know Why Andy Enfield Plays Patsies

USC lost to Texas Tech, 78-63, in Kansas City. The Trojans were outscored 55-31 in the second half. So USC lost to Vanderbilt, an SEC team, and Texas Tech, a Big 12 team. Andy Enfield prefers Robert Morris, Stetson and Cal State Bakersfield. Now that he has the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class, he should call Duke, Kansas and Kentucky for next season. Continue reading Now You Know Why Andy Enfield Plays Patsies

L.A. Is A Real College Basketball Town

I mentioned this morning the announced crowd was 2,502 at the Galen Center was the smallest for a USC season opener since the arena opened in 2006. What about UCLA? The crowd of 5,931 at Pauley Pavilion last night was UCLA’s smallest there for a season opener since 1988 against Texas Tech (5,866). In other news, I wrote about an acrimonious relationship Clay Helton has that … Continue reading L.A. Is A Real College Basketball Town

Legendary NBA Assistant Tex Winter Was Also A Trojan

Tex Winter was a legendary NBA assistant who was part of nine championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. He died Wednesday at age 96. But he was also a USC basketball player as shown above, when he was known as Fred Winter. When you read stories on Winter, some say he invented the triangle offense made popular with the Bulls and … Continue reading Legendary NBA Assistant Tex Winter Was Also A Trojan

USC Afternoon Notes

Another safety prospect for USC is Sione Vaki, a three-star prospect from Liberty High School in Brentwood, Calif. That’s the Brentwood in Northern California, by the way. Vaki is actually listed as a wide receiver by recruiting services, but like I said this morning, USC is desperate for safeties. Meanwhile, USC’s basketball team will scrimmage San Jose State on Oct. 20 and San Diego State … Continue reading USC Afternoon Notes

NCAA Passes On Los Angeles For Final Four

The NCAA announced future sites for the Final Four: Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio and Indianapolis will host the event in 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026. Where is Los Angeles? Or Inglewood, since the new Rams stadium was considered a natural venue for the Final Four. Maybe the lackluster interest in college basketball in Southern California is a factor. Although the area usually gets behind big events. … Continue reading NCAA Passes On Los Angeles For Final Four