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  1. Basketball: 2011-2012 season preview

    Pedro Moura

    Let's get this out of the way, first off: 22-year-old USC forward Dewayne Dedmon is like nothing you've ever seen before. Not necessarily better than anything you've ever seen, just different - significantly different. He's 7 feet tall, having ...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  2. Basketball: Updating Vucevic's status

    Pedro Moura

    Could former USC forward Nikola Vucevic sneak into the lottery? It still sounds a bit crazy to say it, but yes, yes he could -- quite easily, in fact. Vucevic, a three-year contributor for the Trojans, has risen up NBA teams' draft boards over the...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  3. Basketball: End-of-year capsules, No. 6

    Pedro Moura

    Over a two week period that began last week, we're going over the 10 scholarship basketball players who were on USC's 2010-2011 roster -- one by one, Monday-Friday -- and recap their accomplishments in the now-completed season, no matter how big or h...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  4. Alex Stepheson to take part in two pre-draft events

    Pedro Moura

    USC senior forward Alex Stepheson has been chosen to participate in Friday's annual National Association of Basketball Coaches All-Star Game at Reliant Stadium in Houston, the site of the Final Four. It's the second such postseason honor for Steph...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  5. Revisiting USC's 59-46 loss to VCU

    Pedro Moura

    We recapped Wednesday night's game in its many facets last night, including the Trojans' inability to get a big piece of their offense going offensively, a repeat of the team's season-long struggles against the zone and questions over a lack of effor...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  6. Trojans talk Kevin O'Neill's suspension

    Pedro Moura

    A number of Trojans spoke out following Friday's 67-62 loss to Arizona in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament about the suspension of their coach, Kevin O'Neill. Here are some snippets of what the players had to say: USC point guard Jio Fontan...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  7. Basketball: No. 16 Arizona 67, USC 62

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- It has been a while since USC associate head coach Bob Cantu was the head coach of a basketball team. Fifteen years, to be exact -- and that was as a JV head coach in his hometown of San Luis Obispo. But when USC head coach Kevin O'...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. USC-Arizona: Playing for a tournament bid

    Pedro Moura

    Here are five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding today's 6:10 p.m. game against Arizona in the semifinals of the Pac-10 tournament: 1. Arizona can run. Can USC keep up one day after a game? Lis...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  9. Basketball: USC 70, Cal 56

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- It comes hand in hand with the tournament season every March: the air of desperation. USC felt that rarefied air all too quickly in the Trojans' Pac-10 opener Thursday at Staples Center, falling behind Cal by eight points about eigh...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  10. USC vs. Cal: Win or go home

    Pedro Moura

    It's officially tournament time. So, just as we've done for every USC game this season, here are five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding today's noon game against Cal in the quarterfinals of the Pac-...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  11. Basketball: Tuesday practice report

    Pedro Moura

    USC (18-13, 10-8 in the Pac-10) plays Cal in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament at the Staples Center Thursday. We'll have a preview of the game Thursday, but here are a few worthwhile nuggets from the Trojans' Tuesday practice in preparatio...

    Blog | March 09, 2011
  12. Simmons' defense honored by Pac-10

    Pedro Moura

    USC guard Marcus Simmons has been named the Pac-10's defensive player of the year in a Monday vote of the conference's coaches. Simmons, a senior, was praised all year by Trojans coach Kevin O'Neill for his defensive capabilities, and he came thro...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  13. Basketball: USC 62, Washington 60

    Pedro Moura

    Jio Fontan and Nikola Vucevic both produced big-time games and USC came away with a closer-than-it-had-to-be two-point win, 62-60, at Washington's Alaska Airlines Arena on Saturday. Fontan scored 20 points, Vucevic had 19 points and 10 rebounds an...

    Blog | March 06, 2011
  14. USC vs. Washington: Playing for a seeding

    Pedro Moura

    Five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding today's 7:30 p.m. game against Washington: 1. Is there enough left to play for? An at-large bid is now officially out of the question for the Trojans (...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  15. Basketball: Tuesday practice report

    Pedro Moura

    USC (17-12, 9-7 in the Pac-10) plays Washington State Thursday at 7 p.m. in Pullman. We'll have a preview of the game Thursday, but here are a few worthwhile nuggets from the Trojans' Tuesday practice in preparation for the Cougars: Something to p...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  16. Basketball: USC 62, Arizona State 46

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- It's a phrase that hasn't been used much around the USC basketball program this season. But, for once on Saturday, it actually applied to the situation: That was easy. The Trojans (17-12, 9-7 in the Pac-10) easily handled confere...

    Blog | February 26, 2011