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Freshman Bennie Boatright had a career-high 22 points and USC beat No. 20 Wichita State 72-69 in a first-round game Thursday at the AdvoCare Invittional.
USC shocks No. 20 Wichita State
USC pulled off the 72-69 upset after Wichita State's Zach Brown just missed this desperation 3-pointer at the horn.
Baker with the huge block vs. USC
Wichita State's Ron Baker can shoot it with the best of them. USC learned the hard way he can play defense too. (Live on ESPN2)
The Thanksgiving break means it's time for our annual prediction of who's in and who's out of the playoffs by the time April rolls around. Here we go!
Top Headline: Blake Griffin frustrated after another loss
Gordon Hayward scored 14 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Utah Jazz beat the slumping Clippers 102-91 Wednesday night, snapping a 13-game skid against Los Angeles.
Antoine Vermette scored twice and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Valtteri Filppula scored the game-winning goal in the third round of a shootout, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Devin Thomas had 21 points and nine rebounds, and Wake Forest, despite not making a field goal over the final 5:40, beat UCLA 80-77 on Wednesday night for third place in Maui Invitational.
Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Pac-12 mailbag, which includes playoff talk and analysis of Rich Rodriguez's future.
Byron Scott said he has not considered a reduction in minutes or role for Kobe Bryant as the 37-year-old guard has plunged into a shooting slump that was punctuated by a 1-for-14 performance.
The winner of the Bruins and Trojans will go on to face Stanford. The Cardinal, meanwhile, can keep their playoff hopes alive by beating Notre Dame.
What we're thankful for in the Pac-12 this season, including an influx of young talent, surprises both good and bad, and the College Football Playoff.
Baxter Holmes ESPN Staff Writer
Lakers coach Byron Scott says he hasn't considered reducing Kobe Byrant's role or minutes.
Southern crown at stake on Saturday
USC and UCLA fight for the Pac-12 South Division. The winner will face Stanford in the Pac-12 title game, but playoff hopes for either Los Angeles squad are all but extinguished. GameDay Kickoff: Rivalry Week
Even after the midseason firing of Steve Sarkisian and the drama that followed, USC can still land a pretty big fish: a trip to the Rose Bowl.