USC makes the NCAA Tournament. And it gets a rematch with Providence. This time it’s at Dayton for a First Four play-in game. If USC wins, it faces SMU. The Trojans defeated the Mustangs, 78-73, in November at the Galen Center.
Providence (20-12) no longer has point guard Kris Dunn or power forward Ben Bentil from last year’s team, so USC has to be the favorite. I doubt Andy Enfield wants a rematch with SMU, however. Did the NCAA really have to schedule these rematches?
UPDATED: USC-Providence will be Wednesday at around 6:10 p.m. on truTV.