Saturday, January 31, 2009

USC beats Cal, 73-62

Another great game here at Galen as the Trojans complete the Bay Area sweep. DeMar DeRozen had a phenomenal game, scoring a game high 19 (8-12 from the field), and was mentioned by Coach Tim Floyd for his work on the defensive end as well. Another double double for Taj Gibson with 12 points and 13 rebounds. With defense and some great plays in the paint, the Trojans were able to turn around the game and hold the best shooting team in the Pac-10 to 9 points off their average and only 2-16 from 3pt range. This sets up a great match up over at Pauley on Wednesday night, which you can listen to right here on KSCR 1560am and with Jason Schwartz, Jared Sandler, Mark Shore and Dave Dulberg.

USC 31, Cal 28 @ the Half

USC takes control of the first half and leads it 31-28. Story of the game so far is the highlights provided by DeMar DeRozen and Marcus Johnson and the USC turnovers (11)and Cal shooting percentage (40.7%). DeRozen leads the Trojans with 10 points, while Leonard Washington has 5 rebounds. Great job by Daniel Hackett at the end of the half to go coast to coast and hit the buzzer beater. Should be a great 2nd Half.

Any thing you can do, I can do better

DeMar DeRozen and Marcus Johnson are continuing their show from last Thursday in a great show of one-ups-manship with dunks and alley-ops. Kind of like those McDonald's commercials with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan, "Anything you can do, I can do better..."

Coaches vs. Cancer - Suits and Sneakers

Across college basketball this week coaches are participating in the Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, designed to raise awareness for cancer research. Most of the coaches are taking this to mean the dress code is much more relaxed. Mike Montgomery is in a polo, slacks and sneakers while Tim Floyd is wearing a pullover and sneakers. Very much relaxed I'd say, so much for suits and sneakers.

USC-Cal Basketball tonight @ 8:30pm

KSCR 1560am will have the call from the Galen Center as the Trojans take on the Bears from Cal. Phil Wallace will handle the play-by-play while Bryan Fischer will handle the analysis. John Adams will patrol the sidelines and Jonathan Kendrick will be in the studio handling the updates. Check it out on 1560am around the USC campus or on and click on one of the links for the live stream.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

This close but USC holds on 70-69

Stanford had a chance and it rattled off the rim. More post game stats and interviews to come.

DeMar DeRozen and Marcus Johnson - Monster Dunkers

Freshman DeMar DeRozen has had some highlight reel dunks this year, but the one a few minutes ago might have been his best. After a Stanford turnover, DeRozen had an open breakaway and took off just inside the free throw line to slam it home. Better make the Top 10. About 2 minutes later - after another Stanford turnover - Marcus Johnson sent the crowd into a frenzy again with another huge dunk. USC pounding the Cardinal inside.

Celebrity Sighting

Tommy Lasorda was spotted at Galen tonight, next to Athletic Director Mike Garrett.

Stanford 38, USC 33 @ Halftime

Taj Gibson has 12 points (and he's sick) and played 18 minutes. Daniel Hackett who played 20 minutes, also has the flu. The Trojans looked good early, but a late run by the Cardinal to take the lead led by Mitch Johnson's 10 points. Good turnout at Galen, should be a great 2nd Half.