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Coach: Maurice Jones key for USC

Updated: October 28, 2011, 7:55 PM ET
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- After the first weekend of practices this October with his 2011-12 team, USC basketball coach Kevin O'Neill said he'd essentially be in front of a bus if anything were to happen to star guard Maurice Jones this season.

Friday, he showed he wasn't joking.

At Pac-12 media day at L.A. Live, the third-year coach advised Trojan fans not to attend any home contests if Jones gets hurt this season because the team will be terrible.

"Don't come to the games," O'Neill ...

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