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  1. Leonard Washington now a game-changer

    Diamond Leung

    Leonard Washington has always played hard-nosed basketball, but in Wyoming, he has softened his stance on at least one issue. While with USC, the 6-foot-7 forward not-so-famously declared to the Los Angeles Times at one point that he would "never ...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  2. UCLA not yet comfortable at old USC arena

    Diamond Leung

    While Pauley Pavilion undergoes renovations, UCLA will be making its primary home at the Los Angeles Sports Arena adjacent to the USC campus. The Bruins used to play at the arena decades ago, but the facility is better known as the Trojans' old home ...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  3. Pac-12: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Diamond Leung

    Here are five things I can't wait to see in the Pac-12 this season: 1. How good are the freshman guards? The Pac-12 lost a boatload of talent to the NBA draft, but that doesn't necessarily mean the conference is short on star power. A number of...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  4. Injury-plagued USC a little unsettled

    Diamond Leung

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill has told reporters he expected the Trojans to be picked 10th in the Pac-12 and called the Trojans without injured point guard Jio Fontan a "rudderless ship." According to ESPN Los Angeles, the backcourt without Fontan is st...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  5. An offseason roundup of the Pac-12

    Diamond Leung

    The new-look Pac-12 has decided not to expand again for the time being, as it already appears to be positioned for long-term success based upon the maneuverings of Larry Scott. But the commissioner doesn't diagram plays or make jump shots. For ...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  6. USC devastated by Jio Fontan's injury

    Diamond Leung

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill had nothing but effusive praise for guard Jio Fontan last season before he had even appeared in a single game for the Trojans. The Fordham transfer was coming, and it was going to be awesome. So you can imagine how O'Neill ...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  7. Pac-12 expands its league and its exposure -- college basketball

    Diamond Leung

    Pac-12 programs and their fans often feel underappreciated and underexposed. Commissioner Larry Scott felt their pain. So he went out and expanded the league and struck TV deals that will forever transform basketball in the conference.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2011
  8. Ben Howland optimistic on UCLA's future

    Diamond Leung

    The NBA draft could end up stealing plenty of talent from the Pac-12. USC's Nikola Vucevic declared last week he was signing with an agent, as did UCLA's Tyler Honeycutt today. Several players must still make decisions, including Arizona's Derrick W...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  9. Bubbling USC makes NCAA pitch after loss

    Diamond Leung

    Forward Nikola Vucevic noted how different it was with fiery USC coach Kevin O'Neill suspended -- there was much less yelling coming from the sideline. But after taking over for O'Neill on the bench, assistant coach Bob Cantu said as loud and clea...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  10. USC Trojans investigating incident involving coach Kevin O'Neill,...

    Diamond Leung

    USC is looking into reports of an incident involving coach Kevin O'Neill, his wife, Roberta, and a fan following the Trojans' 70-56 win against Cal in a Pac-10 tournament quarterfinal Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  11. USC's Kevin O'Neill speaks up for UCLA

    Diamond Leung

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill is confused why crosstown rival UCLA isn't ranked in the national polls this week -- especially after the Bruins beat Arizona by 22 points on Saturday and pulled into a tie with the Wildcats atop the Pac-10. "All I hear abo...

    Blog | March 01, 2011
  12. USC coach: Refs protect Derrick Williams

    Diamond Leung

    Arizona forward Derrick Williams is drawing consideration for national player of the year and even the top pick in the NBA draft. The sophomore is such a dynamic player at 6-foot-8 that he's leading the nation in free-throw attempts. USC coach Kev...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  13. USC's eyebrow-raising postgame comments

    Diamond Leung

    USC forward Nikola Vucevic, the Pac-10's leading rebounder, apologized to reporters a day after a postgame comment he made on Saturday following a loss to Arizona. According the Los Angeles Times, the Montenegro native said he didn't mean to offen...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  14. Matt Court debut was unkind to USC

    Diamond Leung

    USC coach Kevin O'Neill said today he would have much preferred that a non-conference team had played Oregon on the opening night for Matthew Knight Arena rather than the Trojans, who came out slow and couldn't come back from a first-half deficit. ...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  15. Joshua Smith regrets flipping off USC fan

    Diamond Leung

    UCLA center Joshua Smith's first game against crosstown rival USC was a frustrating experience for one of the top freshmen in the conference. He didn't appreciate the Trojan players' celebratory antics, told reporters the officiating was "terrible" a...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  16. Matthew Knight Arena floor walks fine line

    Diamond Leung

    Oregon unveils Matthew Knight Arena on Thursday, with the Ducks facing USC on their unique floor which represents the view of a fir tree forest. Look at the floor again, though. Can you see a halfcourt line? It's apparently there, and the design i...

    Blog | January 11, 2011