USC forward Taj Gibson confirmed to ESPN.com via Twitter Monday afternoon that he is keeping his name in the NBA draft and forgoing his remaining season of eligibility at USC.
Taj Gibson had 24 points on 10-for-10 shooting from the field, sending the 10th-seeded Trojans to a 69-55 victory over Boston College in the first round of the NCAA tournament Friday night.
Taj Gibson had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Daniel Hackett made four free throws in the last 3.8 seconds, and Southern California never trailed in beating California 79-75 Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
Southern Cal 68, Oregon St. 52
Southern Cal 70, Stanford 69
Southern Cal 46, Washington St. 44
Southern Cal 66, Oral Roberts 56
Southern Cal 76, Georgia Tech 57
Southern Cal 91, Pepperdine 77
Southern Cal 70, Tenn.-Martin 43
No. 19 Southern Cal 73, Chattanooga 46
Taj Gibson tied his career high with 22 points and had a career-best 10 rebounds as No. 19 Southern California defeated New Mexico State 73-60 on Tuesday night for its first 2-0 start in eight years.
Taj Gibson scored 17 points, including six straight in a decisive second-half run, and Southern California defeated UC Irvine 78-55 Saturday to win its first season opener in four years.
Freshman O.J. Mayo scored 23 points, and Southern California turned up its defense down the stretch Thursday to beat Arizona State 59-55 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-10 tournament.
Freshman O.J. Mayo scored 25 points, Taj Gibson added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and smaller USC dominated the backboards en route to a 77-64 victory over No. 7 Stanford on Saturday.
Southern Cal 67, Arizona St. 53