USC Basketball: Cal Preview, Game Time and Lineups

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USC Trojans vs. California Golden Bears

Galen Center | Los Angeles, Calif.

8:00 pm | ESPNU

All-Time Series: Cal leads 132-120

Last meeting: Cal 76, USC 68 on Feb. 17, 2013

The USC Trojans will be back on the Galen Center floor to face the California Golden Bears after a two-game road trip where the Trojans faced Utah and Colorado, both of which resulted in double-digit losses.

Wednesday’s matchup pits two teams that are heading in drastically different directions.

The Trojans enter the game with a disappointing 9-9 record, are 0-5 in Pac-12 play, and are in the midst of a five-game skid.

During the losing streak, the Trojans are losing games by an average of 22 points, which is likely a result of their 15.8 turnovers per game average.

Meanwhile the Bears are 14-4, winners in their last five games and are tied for first in the conference with a 5-0 record.

Perhaps a silver lining for the Trojans is their 7-2 home record.

However, they began the season 7-0 at home before dropping consecutive games to Arizona State and Arizona on Jan. 9 and Jan. 12.

Another loss, and the Trojans will inch closer to matching their 2012 0-8 start in conference games.

Probable Starters:

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California Golden Bears:

G #1 Justin Cobbs, 6-3, 190, Sr.*
G #3 Tyrone Wallace 6-5, 190, So.
G #15 Jordan Matthews 6-4, 200, Fr.
F #35 Richard Solomon 6-10, 235, Sr.
F #45 David Kravish 6-9, 221, Jr.

USC Trojans:

G #10 Pe’Shon Howard 6-3, 190, Sr.
G #12 Julian Jacobs 6-3, 180, Fr.
G #22 Byron Wesley 6-5, 210, Jr.
F #32 Nikola Jovanovic 6-10, 220, Fr.
C #55 Omar Oraby 7-2, 270, Sr.

*utilized redshirt season

 

 

Topics: USC Basketball, USC Trojans

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