USC Men’s Basketball

Tonight the basketball team travels to Tempe to play Arizona State in a game that will be televised on ESPN2 at 8 pm. Tonight and Saturday’s game are important to the team’s chances of making the Tournament by giving them a chance to get an all-important Quadrant 1 victory (road win vs top 40 opponent). Bennie, who has been struggling of late, is telling people that he has finally gotten some relief for his plantar wart issues and expects to be ready to play at full strength tonight. The Trojans have developed a nice bench team of Derryck Thornton, Jordan Usher, Nick Rakocevic and Jonah Mattews. While they are capable of shooting ‘lights out’, it has been the defense that has been the key to their victories. If you want to talk pesky, high-energy defenders, you need look no further than Jordan and Derryck. So is anyone going to watch tonight? I am, hope some of you will too.