When USC Basketball Head Coach Andy Enfield won Pac-12 Coach of the Year last season, people for some reason still didn't give him his flowers. He was for some reason a bit of a polarizing figure, as he hadn't been overachieving at USC before last year the way he did at Florida Gulf Coast.
Even last year where he certainly had an elite season and was rewarded with the Coach of the Year honor, some folks still were hesitant to give him his praise. This year, however, Enfield continues to prove his doubters wrong. People are now beginning to realize just how good USC basketball has become in these last three seasons. Check out this stat:
I love that this was brought up. The only programs who have won more than USC and Enfield these last three seasons is a blue blood in Kansas, and a National Champion in Baylor. It's time Enfield received credit for what he's doing with USC basketball.
Before Andy Enfield coached USC basketball, Kevin O'Neill was in charge.
O'Neill had a 48-65 record with USC basketball (0.425 winning percentage), and Andy Enfield has had a 182-114 record (0.615 winning percentage). It's been night and day, and just last year Enfield proved SC to be true 2021 Natty contenders with a dominant Elite Eight run.
In these last three years in particular, SC is 72-21 (0.774 winning percentage). Hardly any programs can say that they've played up to that level. Recruits certainly seemed to have taken notice, as SC is sixth in the nation for 2022 recruiting and first in the Pac-12 (247Sports).
SC is currently ranked 16th in the country, and they just swept their Oregon trip last week. They have two of their toughest games of the season coming up in a home contest against No. 2 ranked Arizona, and a road test against No. 12 ranked UCLA.