Prepping for Arizona State

The Trojans left the Galen Center just after 5 p.m. today en route to Arizona, where games against Arizona State and Arizona await them.

The Sun Devils come first — at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. USC coach Kevin O'Neill told reporters during today's Pac-10 teleconference that he would be "interested" to see how his players respond to being out of conference title contention this weekend.

"Until this past weekend we were playing for something of a tangible goal of some sort," O'Neill said. "I don’t know how we will react over these last two games being that we really have nothing to play for like the Pac-10 Tournament or anything like that.”

O'Neill expanded on that after practice today among other topics:

And after an intense one-on-one matchup with walk-on Davis Rozitis, forward Nikola Vucevic discussed defending ASU's Eric Boateng, the final Galen Center practice of the season, and Pac-10 award season:

We'll have more in advance of Thursday's game.