Thursday, July 26, 2012
Basketball: USC releases full 2012-2013 schedule
By Pedro Moura
USC announced its 2012-2013 basketball schedule Thursday, with the 31-game slate including potential matchups with North Carolina, Marquette and Texas in November's Maui Invitational.
The Trojans will open the season on Nov. 9 against Coppin State and then host 2012 NCAA tournament team Long Beach State at the Galen Center before traveling to Hawaii for three games the week of Thanksgiving. Other non-conference games include a home tilt with San Diego State on Nov. 25 and road games at Nebraska, New Mexico and Georgia.
USC (6-26 in 2011-2012) will end the season on the road in Washington but won't have to trek up to Oregon at any point because of the Pac-12's non-balanced schedule. The Trojans also won't host Colorado and Utah, but they'll play every other conference opponent twice.
Kevin O'Neill's squad is expected to significantly improve on its dismal record from last season and challenge for an NCAA tourney bid.
Here is the full schedule. Game times have yet to be announced.
Nov. 9 vs. Coppin State, Galen Center (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 13 vs. Long Beach State, Galen Center
Nov. 19 vs. Illinois, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 20 vs. Texas/Chaminade, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 21 vs. UNC/MSU/Marquette/Butler, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)
Nov. 25 vs. San Diego State, Galen Center
Dec. 3 at Nebraska, Bob Devaney Sports Center (Lincoln, Neb.)
Dec. 5 at New Mexico, Bob King Court (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Dec. 8 vs. Minnesota, Galen Center
Dec. 15 vs. UC Riverside, Galen Center
Dec. 20 vs. UC Irvine, Galen Center
Dec. 22 at Georgia, Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Ga.)
Dec. 30 vs. Dayton, Galen Center
Jan. 3 vs. Stanford, Galen Center
Jan. 5 vs. California, Galen Center
Jan. 10 at Colorado, Coors Events Center (Boulder, Colo.)
Jan. 12 at Utah, Jon M. Huntsman Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Jan. 17 vs. Oregon, Galen Center
Jan. 19 vs. Oregon State, Galen Center
Jan. 24 at Arizona State, Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe, Ariz.)
Jan. 26 at Arizona, McKale Center (Tucson, Ariz.)
Jan. 30 at UCLA, Pauley Pavilion (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Feb. 7 vs. Washington State, Galen Center
Feb. 10 vs. Washington, Galen Center
Feb. 14 at California, Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, Calif.)
Feb. 17 at Stanford, Maples Pavilion (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Feb. 24 vs. UCLA, Galen Center
Feb. 28 vs. Arizona, Galen Center
March 2 vs. Arizona State, Galen Center
March 6 at Washington, Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, Wash.)
March 9 at Washington State, Friel Court (Pullman, Wash.)