Evaluating Potential Candidates in USC Coaching Search

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Yesterday, I posted my recommendations for who USC should pursue as head coach. Both candidates – Jamie Dixon and Reggie Theus – were names thrown around by several of my colleagues who cover the Southern California basketball scene closely. Now […]

With Kevin O’Neill Fired, Who Should USC Hire Next?

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Now that USC has finally decided to part ways with Kevin O’Neill, the next question is who should the school hire to replace O’Neill, who had an underwhelming four seasons at the helm in Los Angeles. Even though I called […]

UCLA Passes First True Road Test of Season

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UCLA‘s first true road test of the year wasn’t pretty. A tough win at Utah Thursday only foreshadowed what awaited them in Colorado Saturday. Even though they escaped with a 78-75 win, it proved they need to work on improving […]

UCLA’s Tyler Lamb Transfers to Long Beach State

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It appears that Tyler Lamb has found a new home, as the former UCLA guard announced today on his Twitter page that he will be attending Long Beach State. In his tweet, Lamb admitted that he was also considering San […]

Oregon State Suspends Eric Moreland, Victor Robbins Indefinitely

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Watching the Oregon State-Arizona State game last night, it didn’t look like much of a contest as the Sun Devils pulled away in the second half.  Jahii Carson (20 points and 4 assists), Carrick Felix (18 pts. and 14 rebounds) […]

Oregon Hands Arizona First Loss of Season

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You knew it was a matter of time. Arizona playing from behind was going to catch up to them at some point and that’s what happened against Oregon, who gave the No. 4 Wildcats their first loss (70-66) Thursday. Give […]

California’s Brandon Smith, Ricky Kreklow Out Against Washington

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California looks to regain some momentum in the Pac-12 this week as they face Washington tonight but they’ll have to do it without guards Brandon Smith and Ricky Kreklow, who’ve battled injuries the last month. Smith, a senior, has missed […]

Pac-12 Games To Watch This Week

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With Week Two of Pac-12 play upon us, here’s my pick for the games to watch this week. If it’s as exciting as last week’s action, we’ll be in for another treat. Arizona at Oregon (Thursday): Another day, another test […]

USC Emerges as Early Surprise in Pac-12 Basketball

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Lost in the shuffle of the first Pac-12 weekend was the fact USC not only beat Stanford, they played tough against California before free throw woes doomed them to another loss. I was shocked the Trojans found enough resolve to […]

Arizona State’s Win Over Colorado Adds Intrigue In Pac-12

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I guess Pac-12 fans should thank Arizona State this week. Thank them for beating Colorado and creating some additional confusion in what’s already been a wild Pac-12 hoops weekend. I was first surprised the Sun Devils had to go to […]

UCLA Continues Remarkable Turnaround

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A month ago, if you told me that UCLA would have a seven-game winning streak, I’d say you were crazy. If you also told me that Ben Howland would trust his freshmen more and back off his stubbornness, I’d call […]

Washington’s Austin Seferian-Jenkins Chooses Rest over Hoops

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Austin Seferian-Jenkins had a choice to make this winter. Resume playing for Washington‘s hoops team, which could use an extra boost, or rest this offseason after making the All Pac-12 Second Team as the Huskies’ tight end. The sophomore chose […]