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  1. Five ex-Trojans in the NBA playoffs

    Pedro Moura

    Upon statistical examination, it's true: The 2012 NBA playoffs are the first time in USC history that the Trojans have had five players participating in a single NBA postseason. O.J. Mayo, Nick Young, Brian Scalabrine, Taj Gibson and Nikola Vucevi...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  2. Nikola Vucevic embraces the moment

    Arash Markazi

    NEWARK, N.J. -- Nikola Vucevic wasn't going to be denied his moment. He had been denied the respect he thought he had deserved during his college career and the trust he thought he had earned when he announced he would turn pro after his junior ye...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  3. Basketball: Nikola Vucevic goes 16th overall to Philadelphia

    Pedro Moura

    Former USC forward Nikola Vucevic has been selected 16th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, becoming the fifth ex-Trojan selected in the first round in the last five years. Vucevic, a 7-foot, 260-pound two-year starter for th...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  4. 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
  5. Checking in with Nikola Vucevic

    Pedro Moura

    Getty Images Former USC forward/center Nikola Vucevic, who averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds last season, is rapidly rising up draft boards and could be taken as high as 16th in next week's 2011 NBA draft. The whispers started just about as so...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Analysis: Nikola Vucevic to the NBA draft

    Pedro Moura

    Three interesting things about USC junior forward Nikola Vucevic's skipping his senior season to declare for the 2011 NBA draft and sign with an agent: (1) He's hiring an agent. The safe bet leading up to Friday's announcement would have been t...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  8. Nikola Vucevic unable to get going

    Pedro Moura

    DAYTON, Ohio -- It had been the case all postseason, or for all two games of it, at least, in the Pac-10 tournament: USC just wasn't been able to establish Nikola Vucevic in the post. The Trojans couldn't do it Wednesday, either, in a 59-46 loss t...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  9. USC-VCU: The last of the First Four

    Pedro Moura

    Here are five questions -- well, four, plus a prediction -- that will go a long way toward deciding USC's game against Virginia Commonwealth in the final First Four game of the NCAA Tournament: 1. VCU and USC have never played each other. Has eith...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  10. Basketball: USC 65, No. 10 Arizona 57

    Pedro Moura

    LOS ANGELES -- Nine days ago, at his team's first practice after a disappointing home loss to Oregon that put the Trojans just above .500, USC coach Kevin O'Neill held court with reporters and reasoned that there was no possible way his team would wi...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. Basketball: Tuesday practice report

    Pedro Moura

    USC (13-12, 5-7 in the Pac-10) plays Cal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Berkeley. We'll have a preview of the game on Thursday, but here are a few worthwhile nuggets from the Trojans' Tuesday practice in preparation for the Bears: O'Neill not down on hi...

    Blog | February 15, 2011