USC Basketball: USC boat races TCU 83-59

So, we do have an offense!

I was surprised to see the final score this morning before heading out to work...

USC scored more points in the first half (a season-high 42) and second (41) than it had in whole games this season.

Sophomore guard Maurice Jones was dynamic, with 25 points, including 18 in the first half, and seven assists, many of them dazzling no-look passes.

"Mo's a real talented player, and when he starts making shots, it opens it up for the rest of us," said freshman guard Byron Wesley, who scored 13 points and had six assists.

USC shot 51% from the floor, a healthy percentage it hadn't neared in the last three games.

Looks like a complete performance last night.

Maybe the guys are getting sick of sub-par performances and are digging down deep.

Based on what I am reading, it looks like everyone contributed last night!


The low post presence of forward Aaron Fuller (nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds) and center Dewayne Dedmon (14 points, six rebounds, three blocks and three steals) was on display early and often in the 24-point route. The dynamic duo down low limited TCU's big men (who came in with a MWC-high 12 offensive rebounds per game) on the glass, as Craig Williams, Adrick McKinney and Cheick Kone combined for just 13 points and seven rebounds. "I think we've played well at both ends lately, and part of that is because Aaron [Fuller], Dewayne [Dedmon] and these guys have finally been able to practice," said O'Neill, referring to the shoulder tear and foot fracture that have limited Fuller and Dedmon's practice time respectively. "I feel bad for our guys when they look bad out on the court, when they haven't been able to practice for a whole week. We've played these last two games with force, and have done a great job of defending, outside of the second half against Georgia."

Like I said, some guys digging in to contribute.

Hopefully, the team has found the spark to play consistently...

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