The Wildcats' rolling average falls six points after a perfect Academic Progress Rate score from 2007-08 drops off the books.
USC guard J.T. Terrell, going up for a shot against Utah two weeks ago, is averaging 17.7 points in three games since interim coach Bob Cantu took over for Kevin O'Neill. "He's been phenomenal on offense," Cantu said.
J.T. Terrell, left, and Dewayne Dedmon are two reasons the Trojans are running more lately. USC is scoring 78.7 points per game over the past three contests, compared to 67.8 over the first 17. "It's a lot more free-flowing," Dedmon said.
J.T. Terrell had three points at halftime Thursday.
At his first practice Monday as USC's interim head coach, Bob Cantu asked his players a simple question: Why do you play basketball? Is it because you love the game? Because you're tall? Because you want to win, or make money someday?
At 55, Kevin O'Neill will stubbornly go to his basketball grave insisting he's smarter than everyone else in the arena.
Sean Miller gave plenty of respect to ASU on the Pac-12 teleconference call today.
Cal loses Pac-12 Player of the Year Jorge Gutierrez, here with ex-Cal assistant coach Jay John. But returning guard Allen Crabbe says "it just leaves opportunities for the upperclassmen to step up."
USC head coach Kevin O'Neill, a former UA interim and assistant coach who tends to jaw with officials, says the Pac-12 conference is "going to be outstanding. I think there's going to be five to six NCAA teams, three to four NIT teams."
Reggie Geary is proud of his Japanese team...Gabe York gets some hype...KO earns $1.7 million...and Shots from the Heart is still dormant.
Kevin O'Neill pulled off one of the great tongue-in-cheek moments when describing the flagrant foul given to Greg Allen after officials reviewed a TV monitor in the first half.
Meanwhile, UA still isn't sure if Jordin Mayes will be available
this weekend, or if he will wait another week with a stress
reaction in his left foot...
Some links of possible interest before Arizona's game at USC
Kevin O'Neill had USC practice for 65 total minutes on Friday
and Saturday...Josiah Turner earns a prize...and other notes from
practice day at the Galen Center.
Sean Miller stayed upbeat after a long film session with the
Wildcat players...and other notes today from Anaheim...
Jim Boylen won't be ushering Utah into the Pac-12...and other
Final: UA 67, USC 62. Wildcats reach their first Pac-10
Tournament final since 2005.
USC suspends Kevin O'Neill for the rest of the Pac-10
USC athletic director Pat Haden said he will determine what
action is necessary. ... and notes from Staples Center.
But the former UA standout and NBA GM also has an argument for
Williams to stay in school.