USC: Mo Jones

Revisiting USC's 59-46 loss to VCU

March, 17, 2011
3/17/11
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We recapped Wednesday night's game in its many facets last night, including the Trojans' inability to get a big piece of their offense going offensively, a repeat of the team's season-long struggles against the zone and questions over a lack of effort.

We'll have a season-in-review post on the blog Friday looking back on the game and the 34 others USC played this season in a broad scope, looking both to the past and future of USC basketball.

Until then, here are some telling quotes from many of the parties involved in Wednesday's game:

Junior guard Jio Fontan, on the reasons behind the loss: "I don't have a good taste in my mouth, obviously, about this performance, but...I'm glad our team got to bundle up and get here. And just thank the university for the support they gave us, thank our fans for coming out and supporting us, and me, personally, I thank K.O. for this opportunity to play on this team and to lead this team."

Coach Kevin O'Neill, on what adjustments he attempted to make in the second half for offensive rebounding purposes and why they didn't work out: "Our adjustment at halftime wasn't -- I liked where we were at halftime. I liked 22-22. I'm cool with that. So the only thing I told our guys is we needed to keep controlling the tempo, which we didn't do. We tried to speed things up a little bit and it really hurt us, and we needed to make sure we were as good defensively in the second half as were in the first, and we weren't...But, again, that's the game of basketball. Sometimes you have it, sometimes you don't."

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