It feels a little odd not preparing for a Rose Bowl with USC, which leads to a natural question? Will USC be in next year’s Rose Bowl? The BCS title game? Or a worse bowl? Hmmm.
I’d be hardpressed to go for the BCS title game barring some changes in the playcalling and big improvements in a couple spots. But maybe recruiting can solve some of those issues. So that would leave playcalling.
“Next time we play USC we have to be well-versed in playing in that style. They are a big team who chose to not use the perimeter.”
— Arizona coach Sean Miller
“We played well enough to win, which is what this is all about. Any time you win in league, you’re happy.”
— USC coach Kevin O’Neill on 56-50 victory over Arizona
The Trojans hold on for the victory Dwight Lewis and Marcus Johnson each scored 14 points. Derrick Williams led Arizona with 15 points.
Marcus Johnson gets hot and scores five points as the Trojans maintain their lead with 15:38 left.
It’s halftime. The Trojans led 27-12 before the Wildcats made a comeback. USC’s shooting dropped to 37 percent for the half while Arizona is up to 27 percent. Alex Stepheson leads USC with nine points and five rebounds.
Alex Stepheson has nine points and Marcus Johnson six as the Trojans are shooting 57 percent from the field while holding Arizona to 17-percent shooting.
Amanda Pflugrad’s father, Robin, just got hired at the head coach at Montana.
The Pac-10 drops to 2-4 as Stanford loses to Oklahoma in the Sun Bowl.
Alex Stepheson has four points and Derrick Williams, the one-time USC signee, got booed on his first free throws before a smallish crowd at Galen Center.