T-7: USC Trojans (10-8, 3-2 Pac-12) LW: 9
USC basketball has never quite lived up to the schools irrefutable reputation, and this season has been more of the same. After the indefinite suspension of freshman phenom Kevin Porter Jr., the Trojans are still searching for a winning formula in Pac-12 play.
Sitting with a 10-8 record identical to their LA arch rival, and a 3-2 conference record, the Trojans have fallen into the middle of the Pac-12’s standings.
In their last four games, the Trojans lost to both Oregon teams before defeating Cal and getting the best of the Bruins. Headed to downtown LA are the Arizona Wildcats, whose prolific trio of scorers will present a major problem.
Just two nights later, they take on the Arizona State Sun Devils, who have been soaring after a dramatic victory over the Beavers and a statement blowout against the Ducks. Coach Andy Enfield has a lot on his plate this weekend against the teams from Arizona.
Drawing up plans to stop two of the conferences best three teams is no small task, especially without your best player. The Trojans will need a full team effort to come out of this weekend with a single victory.