USC Basketball: Cal Preview, Game Time and Lineups

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USC Trojans (10-16) vs. California Golden Bears Utes (17-9)

Haas Pavilion | Berkeley, Calif.

5:00 pm | Fox Sports 1

All-Time Series: Cal leads 132-121

Last meeting: USC 77, Cal 69 on Jan. 22

Already facing the difficult task of playing Stanford and Cal, the USC Trojans began their two-game road trip to northern California on Thursday with news that they would be without leading scorer Byron Wesley, who was suspended for the two games.

The Trojans were outplayed by the Cardinal in all facets of the game, resulting in an 80-59 blowout loss.  Next up are the Bears, who will be looking to avenge their Jan. 22 loss to the Trojans, which at the time was their first conference loss.

With Wesley serving the final game of his suspension, the Trojans will look to rely on Pe’Shon Howard, Omar Oraby and J.T. Terrell.  The trio combined for only 20 points against the Cardinal and will need better results if the Trojans hope to split the Bay Area trip.

The Bears are just 5-5 in their last 10 games and are coming off a humbling 20-point home loss to UCLA.  Justin Cobbs continues to lead the Bears, averaging 15.7 points per game and 6.1 assists per game.  Cobbs scored 22 points and handed out six assists in the team’s first meeting.

Probable Starters:

California Golden Bears:
G #1 Justin Cobbs, 6-3, 190, Sr.*
G #3 Tyrone Wallace, 6-5, 190, So.
G #24 Ricky Kreklow, 6-6, 210, Jr.*
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 #20 J.T. Terrell, 6-3, 185, Sr.
F #14 Strahinja Gavrilovic, 6-9, 225, So.
C #55 Omar Oraby, 7-2, 270, Sr.

*utilized redshirt season

Topics: USC Basketball, USC Trojans

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