USC-SMU Thoughts


Did anyone miss the game because they had to work? CBS Networks put a game between the No. 2 and No. 5 media markets at noon PT? And on truTV?

The interesting part of USC’s two NCAA victories is they are winning with only certain players performing in each game. Jordan McLaughlin was 0-5 on 3-pointers today and had five points. Elijah Stewart, who did not score against Providence, had 22 points today. And it helps to have some good fortune. An SMU player stepping out of bounds. Another player missing a 1-and-1 free-throw situation. Maybe if USC keeps winning, someone will hire Andy Enfield.

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Women’s Basketball Update

A name I hear from several sources at USC for the women’s basketball coaching job is Long Beach State coach Jody Wynn. She’s a former USC player (Jody Anton in those days), was an assistant at USC and is known as a players’ coach. That’s opposite of Cynthia Cooper, who drew lots of complaints from her players.

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Meanwhile, Checking In On The Browns

The Cleveland Browns just traded for Brock Osweiler and are apparently looking for another quarterback, including New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo. So is it time to admit for Hue Jackson to admit he did not need to use a third-round pick on Cody Kessler?

“You have to trust me on this one,” Jackson said the night of the draft.

Not when it comes to third-round QB picks, Hue.

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USC Morning Buzz: Off To Tulsa To Face SMU In NCAA Tournament

USC”s victory over Providence offered some good and bad decisions by Andy Enfield. He waited too long to drop the zone defense as USC fell behind by 15 points at halftime. But his decision to go with a bigger lineup paid off in the second half as the Trojans rallied.

The good news for USC was winning its 12th game this season after trailing by at least 10 points. The problem is that also means USC starts off games too slowly. That becomes a problem against quality teams.

And then there was this tweet during the game.

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