Trojans perform under NBA Playoff limelight

Former Trojan Onyeka Okongwu is coming off the bench for the Atlanta Hawks, who fell in five games to the Miami Heat. Okongwu averaged 5.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game throughout the series in 21.6 minutes per game. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan file photo) The NBA playoffs are well underway and have already […]

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Trojans in the NBA strive for playoff success

Former Trojan De’Anthony Melton dribbles the ball during his freshman year at USC. Melton is having a career year. (Katie Chin | Daily Trojan file photo) The NBA play-in tournament began April 12, with the NBA playoffs starting April 16. Multiple Trojans are competing for their respective teams to earn a place in the NBA […]

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Road to March Madness: This year’s NCAA Tournament had shocking storylines

This year’s college basketball postseason definitely earned its nickname. The “madness” of this year’s competition was in rare company. From the miraculous Cinderella run by No. 15 St. Peter’s into the sweet 16 to No. 1 Baylor and No. 2 Auburn’s early exits, this year’s results busted most brackets open in just the first weekend. […]

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Trojans in NBA showcase skills as playoffs approach

Former Trojan Nikola Vucevic is avergaing a double-double with 18 points and 11.4 rebounds per game this season in his first complete campaign with the Chicago Bulls. (Carolo Acenas | Daily Trojan file photo) The NBA playoffs are set to begin April 16, and the NBA season is moving forward into its final weeks. Around […]

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Road to March Madness: Miami stops the Trojans’ postseason run before it started

March Madness has taken many victims this year. Teams such as Auburn, Kentucky and Baylor, who all had a great shot to win the entire tournament, saw their hopes crushed by lower seeds.  USC’s exit, while far less dramatic, likely marks the end of the Mobley era for Trojan basketball.  I would love to say […]

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USC’s season comes to a halt against Miami

Junior forward Isaiah Mobley drives toward the basket during USC’s loss against Arizona. Mobley had 11 points in the game against Miami Friday. (Simon Park | Daily Trojan) The March Madness magic that saw USC make a run to the Elite Eight last year wasn’t around this year.  Despite some late-game heroics from senior guard […]

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USC faces a tough road to Final Four

Junior guard Boogie Ellis dribbles the ball during USC’s matchup against Arizona at home. (Riley Yen | Daily Trojan) It’s official: the Trojans are dancing for the second year in a row.  No. 7 seeded USC will face No. 10 seeded Miami in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday in Greenville, S.C. The […]

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USC stumbles offensively in Pac-12 Tournament semifinal loss to UCLA

Junior guard Boogie Ellis dribbles the ball during USC’s victory against UCLA Feb. 21. Ellis led the Trojans in scoring Friday night against the Bruins. (Vincent Leo | Daily Trojan) After a USC turnover midway through the first half, Head Coach Andy Enfield threw his hands in the air and turned his back to the […]

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USC survives barrage of turnovers, defeats Washington 65-61 in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals

Junior guard Boogie Ellis dribbles the ball during USC’s game against Washington on Feb. 17. Ellis led the Trojans in scoring against the Huskies Thursday night. (Polina Past) Head Coach Andy Enfield needed to patch some holes heading into the second half with the Trojans down 3 against Washington.  First and most evident: Stop graduate […]

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Anthony on LA: It’s clear why USC basketball is still disrespected

It’s been more than a month since my previous column, meaning so much has gone on in Los Angeles sports.  USC’s Pac-12 regular-season title chances were buried after losing to Arizona. The Clippers stayed steady in the Western Conference playoff race. And the Lakers, well, they stink.  But, as a self-proclaimeddie-hard Lakers fan, I’m not […]

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