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2016 Schedule
21-13, 6th in Pac-12

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Duke transfer Derryck Thornton is down to USC, Washington, Miami and Kansas, his father confirms to ESPN.

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2017 Bracketology: No. 10 Seeds

  • East: Florida Gators
  • West: Rhode Island Rams
  • South: California Golden Bears
  • Midwest: USC Trojans
See the full bracket

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USC extends coach Enfield through 2021 season

USC extended head coach Andy Enfield's contract through the 2021 season after he led the Trojans to a 21-13 record and a berth in the NCAA tournament.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

USC head coach Andy Enfield has received a contract extension through 2021.

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Why has the Pac-12 Conference struggled in the NCAA tournament? (1:13)
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West coast, best coast?

When it comes to the tournament, not so much. Of the seven Pac-12 teams to make the tourney, five were knocked out in the first round. Utah is the only team to have won so far, but top-seeded Oregon plays tonight. Can they make up for the rest and hang with the best?

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

You shouldn't judge a conference by the one-game sample size offered by the NCAA tournament. Or at least you shouldn't do that ordinarily. But the Pac-12's 1-5 record -- and most crucially the fact that all five losses came to lower seeds -- does little to counter the sentiment that the league's beautiful RPI was built on savvy scheduling more than performance.

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The importance of fundamentals

Kelvin and Travis discuss yesterday's tournament upsets, the importance of fundamentals, key to winning and how the 3-point shot has changed the game of basketball.

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16 Stories from 16 Games (1:56)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

USC got bounced by Providence in the first round, but if Andy Enfield can keep his roster intact (especially Bennie Boatwright and Julian Jacobs) the Trojans should be a top 25 team next season. Seemed like this run to the NCAA tournament -- their first appearance since 2011 -- was one year ahead of schedule.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence coach Ed Cooley ran the length of the court to greet former Georgetown coach John Thompson, who was on a radio broadcast for the late games in Raleigh.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence time out with 22.5 left down one. Who gets to take the final shot? Dunn or Bentil? My guess is Dunn gets the ball and will decide that for himself

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

USC zone defense has made Ben Bentil a little too content to post up in the corner and shoot 3-pointers. Bentil has 17 points, but is just 1-6 from behind the arc. Friars have to find a way to get him back on the blocks for some shots.

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence-USC gone thru eight lead changes and two ties in 1-point game. In the event it stays this close throughout, the Friars may have the advantage. Providence is 9-2 this season in games decided by two possessions or fewer. USC has only played in three games that close and hold a 2-1 record.

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USC leads Providence by 1 at halftime

Ben Bentil has a game-high 13 points and USC has seven turnovers, but the Trojans still lead the Friars 36-35 at the break. USC is shooting 54% from the field and 50% from beyond the arc. Halftime stats

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

Providence bench was screaming for players to call timeout. When they finally heard and did with 23.3 seconds left, Ed Cooley stood with hands wide out looking exasperated and said it again so they were clear, "timeout!"

Team Stats

Points Per Game69.0
Rebounds Per Game35.0
Assists Per Game13.0
Points Allowed70.0Tied-45th

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