Sunday, March 29, 2009

Best Show of the Year!

In addition to talking about the Final Four, tomorrow is our Annual MLB Preview Show. This is our best show of the year!

At 10:30, we will interview Jonah Keri of, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications.

Then we will talk about all 30 MLB teams for exactly 2 minutes each. It should be a blast.

Tune at 10 AM Pacific Time on!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday Morning Point Guard

After spring break, Monday Morning Point Guard has returned in style! This Monday from 10 AM to Noon, we will interview David Carter, the Executive Director of the USC Sports Business Institute. He will discuss his recent trip to Dubai with Phil Wallace which was featured in the Sports Business Daily.

We will also go in-depth on the NCAA Tournament and on the World Baseball Classic.

Tune in to or 1560 AM!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Women's Pac-10 Championship Game

Tonights Women's Pac-10 Championship Game from the Galen Center will be broadcast on the KSCR Sports Stream (click on the link to the right). Kevin Lu and Eli Pearlstein will have the call from Galen as the Women of Troy look to repeat the men's success and bring home the trophy.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

USC Magic rubs off on the Women of Troy

Well, the magic just keeps coming for USC basketball in LA, as the Women of Troy, after nearly knocking off Cal twice this year, beat the #2 seed in the Women's Pac-10 Tournament to advance to the Championship game tomorrow. Camille LeNoir scored 25 points and led the Women of Troy for one last game at Galen. The win might also mean the ladies are in the NCAA Tournament, which they could host as the first and second rounds of one region are at the Galen Center. Keep in mind this run in the tournament is without Nadia Parker, but nevertheless the whole team has stepped up.

USC goes Dancing!

Well, it wasn't a walk in the park but USC did what it had to do and won the Pac-10 Tournament Championship to earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament next weekend. DeMar DeRozen was named MVP for the tournament (yet didn't make the All-Tournament Team) to go along with Taj Gibson and Daniel Hackett being named to the All-Tournament Team. This is USC's first ever championship, having failed to win versus Oregon in 2007 and 2003 and versus Arizona in 2002. Quite an accomplishment, more to follow!

Pac-10 Championship

The Pac-10 Championship game between USC and Arizona State will begin at 3:15 with Bryan Fischer and Brandon Marcus. You can catch the game on the KSCR Sports Stream (click on the link to the right). It will be the winner's first Tournament Championship as this is Arizona State's first appearance in the title game and USC has never won.

Friday, March 13, 2009

USC 33, UCLA 28

USC came out shooting for the first half, but turnovers and fouls have kept UCLA in the game. This is shaping up to be another close cross-town matchup, we'll see if the Trojans can pull it out at Staples. If you're tuning in, you can now catch us on the regular KSCR stream with our studio host, Pedro Moura.

USC-UCLA the Pac-10 Tourney Rematch

Tonight's USC-UCLA match at Staples Center will be broadcast on the KSCR Sports Stream (click on the link on the righthand side of the page) with Brandon Marcus and Bryan Fischer on the call. The Trojans will look to avenge the last two losses to UCLA this season and the one they suffered in last year's semifinal.

WBB: USC 70, ASU 65

Well it was a great shooting first half for the Women of Troy but they let the Sun Devils back into the game in the second half. The Trojans had a bit of trouble on the boards without Nadia Parker, who is out injured, but Heather Oliver had a great game scoring and saving some lose balls. The Trojans will face either Cal or Washington tomorrow night as they look to play their way to the NCAA's.

Women's Bball, USC vs. Arizona State

Kevin Lu and Eli Pearlstein will have the call on KSCR 1560am and today for the Women's Pac-10 Tournament from Galen Center.

The Weekend Preview

Join Kevin Taylor and myself for the Weekend Preview at a special 10 am time today. We will discuss USC basketball's victory over Cal and their chances at running the table at Staples Center, analyze the rest of the madness going on in college basketball and see who's up and who's down in the NBA. Also, stick around for KSCR's coverage of the Women of Troy basketball team, as they take on Arizona State at 11 am in the Pac-10 Tournament at the Galen Center. As always listener participation is welcome, so call in at (213) 740-KSCR or send us an instant message at KSCRRadio.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

USC-Cal on KSCR Sports Stream

Check out Bryan Fischer and Brandon Marcus on the KSCR Sports Stream, just click on the right.

Kicking off the Real Pac-10 Tounament

Brandon Marcus and I will have all the coverage from Staples Center with the Pac-10 Tournament now through the weekend. I'm currently at the Arizona-Arizona State game where the blood rivals are playing a close one. Remember to catch Brandon and I tonight at 6pm on KSCR 1560am. Just click on the link to the right to listen in as USC fights to make it to the NCAA and not the NIT.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wednesday Morning Sports Talk

Today on the show we'll be breaking down all the major conference tournaments and giving our picks for who will be dancing next week. While we'll spend the majority of our show talking college hoops, we'll also spice in a little T.O talk and WBC analysis so be sure to listen in from 10 - noon!!

Monday, March 9, 2009

MMPG - Tournament Selection

The Monday Morning Point Guard crew undertook the enormous task of selecting the 34 at-large teams that, as of now, we believe will be dancing in a couple of weeks. Below is a list of every conference that, in our selection committee, received multiple tournament bids.

Each conference has listed next to it the teams that will make the tournament. We then put a (1+X) next to that conference, where any one of those teams will win the conference tournament and the remaining X number of teams will receive at-large bids. Complex math? Not really.

ACC: UNC, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State, Clemson, Boston College (1+5)
Big East: Louisville, Pitt, UConn, Villanova, Marquette, Syracuse, WVU (1+6)
Big 10: Michigan State, Illinois, Purdue, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Penn State, Michigan (1+6)
Big 12: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma State (1+5)
Pac 10: Washington, UCLA, Cal, Arizona State, Arizona (1+4)
SEC: South Carolina, Tennessee, LSU, Auburn (1+3)
MWC: Utah, BYU, UNLV (1+2)
A10: Xavier, Dayton (1+1)
WCC: Gonzaga, St. Mary's (1+1)
MVC: Northern Iowa, Davidson (1+1)

First Four Out: Auburn, Arizona, Michigan, UNLV
*If any of these three teams lose in the first round, they are eliminated from contention.
Snubs: Providence, Minnesota, Kansas State, Florida, SDSU, New Mexico, Creighton

We also took the liberty of naming our 1-4 seeds:
No. 1 Seeds:
Pitt (#1 overall)

No. 2 Seeds:
Michigan State

No. 3 Seeds:
Wake Forest
(*If Washington wins Pac-10 Tourney, it will be a 3 seed)

No. 4 Seeds:

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Tune your dials to 1560 AM if you're in Los Angeles, or head to as the official student station of USC sports gets set to take on the Oregon Ducks in Pac-10 play. Mark Shore will handle the play-by-play, with Pedro Moura on color. We hope you enjoy the game.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday Noon Show on KSCR

Some of the topics Katherine Hernandez and Kevin Lu explored are the winner of the Matt Cassel trade; if the Houston Rockets are better without T-Mac and the Detroit Pistons better without Iverson; if the WBC is important enough to watch;  the Trojans in the NIT; why we forgive Shaq for the RuPaul statement; and NFL free agency.  Listen every week on Tuesday at Noon on KSCR.  

Not the greatest homecoming for OJ

Well it wasn't pretty (for him or the team), but OJ Mayo had a team-high 17 points in his return to Los Angeles in a 99-89 loss to the LA Lakers at Staples Center. In a game that saw DJ Mbenga get a standing ovation, it was a somewhat quiet match up that saw Kobe Bryant net a game-high 31 points and saw the Lakers snap their two game loosing streak. Mayo at times defended the reigning MVP and did a good job, but the rest of the team didn't do as well on Kobe or the rest of the Lakers. The Grizzlies got close to the Lakers at times, but the game was never in doubt as the Lakers kept pulling away whenever Memphis put the pressure on. The last time Mayo was at Staples was in the Pac-10 Tournament last year, where he had 15 points in a 57-54 loss to UCLA in the Pac-10 Semifinal. Perhaps the best part of the night for OJ or the crowd was when Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler were on the Kiss Cam.

OJ just Ok

Halftime at Staples of the Grizzlies/Lakers game and so far OJ Mayo has done just ok in his return to LA. While the Grizz are clearly one of the worst teams in the league, OJ is one of a couple of bright spots for the team with 10 points in the first half. When matched up with Kobe Bryant, OJ had pretty good defense on the MVP, despite Kobe having 19 points. Should be a great 2nd half at Staples.

OJ Applause

There was a pretty decent cheer for OJ Mayo at Staples Center once he was announced during the starting lineups. By the way, if you wanted another USC connection, OJ and the Grizzlies will stay in LA and take on the Clippers tomorrow at Staples (where the looser becomes the second worse team in the league), coached by Mike Dunleavy, father of USC basketball player James Dunleavy.

The Return of OJ

Tonight marks the professional return of O.J. Mayo to Los Angeles following his one-and-done with the Trojans. While his chances of getting a win tonight are about as good as USC's of getting into the NCAA (the Lakers are coming off back-to-back losses and the Grizzlies are 0-2 vs. the Lakers on the season), it is nevertheless the most interesting storyline out the three that I count tonight with USC connections. The others? Well it also marks the return of Henry Bibby, who went to UCLA and was the Trojan's coach prior to Tim Floyd. Finally, just for good measure, the Lakers' owner Jerry Buss is a huge USC booster and can sometimes be seen down Figueroa at the Galen Center.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Women's Basketball vs. Stanford

Phil Wallace and Bryan Fischer have the call today with Jonathan Kendrick on the sidelines. To listen to the game via the KSCR Sports Stream, click here.