USC Basketball

Cynthia Cooper Hires Two New Assistants

After reaching the NCAA Tournament, and clinching the Pac-12 Tournament Title in unsuspecting fashion, USC women's basketball head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has acquired some fresh faces to join her coaching staff for next season.

USC brings Beth Burns, the former San Diego State head coach who vaunts an impressive resume during her 21-year head coaching career, and also welcomes Taja Edwards (Carson, Calif.). Edwards, the former assistant at Cal State Fullerton, brings a nice taste to the Southern California recruiting circle as a former McDonald's All-American back in high school for powerhouse program Long Beach Poly.

That obviously means changes are coming to the staff, and previous assistants Brandi Manning and Evan Unrau (from the previous Michael Cooper staff) were not retained for next season. The Women of Troy will lose arguably their best player, a top-10 all-time leading scorer and dominant locker room presence, in Cassie Harberts.

But the rest of the roster does return, looking to build off an impressive postseason tournament run in their second season under coach Cooper.
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Cooper-Dyke on Pac-12 Run & NCAA Tourney Draw

USC Women of Troy coach talks about Pac-12 Tournament run and traveling to Knoxville for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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Harberts, Crook on NCAA Tournament Selection

USC's top scorers talk about making the Big Dance.

USC To Face St. John's In NCAA Tournament

The Women Of Troy are a #9 seed and will face the Big East runners-up, with a potential second-round game with Tennessee looming.

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Dewayne Dedmon Signs With Orlando for Rest of Year

Former USC center Dewayne Dedmon has been signed for the rest of the season by the Orlando Magic.

Loss Still Stings Despite Valiant Effort

The Trojans (11-21) finished up a relatively disappointing season by playing 35 strong minutes of basketball with yet another blemish on their resume in the closing moments, faltering 59-56 against the Colorado Buffaloes (21-10).

USC and OSU Women's Hoops Compete For Pac-12 Title

After Stanford's surprising exit, the Trojans and Beavers are

Women of Troy Chop Down Stanford Cardinal

USC legend Cynthia Cooper-Dyke has taken the program from 11-20 to a viable NCAA Tournament team in just one season.

Byron Wesley Goes Off; USC Snaps Losing Streak

The USC Trojans collected their first Pac-12 road win with a 79-68 victory at Washington State. Byron Wesley tied his career high to snap a 10-game losing streak.

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Ducks Fly By; USC Loses 10th Straight

USC dropped its 10th straight game losing 78-63 to Oregon. Pe'Shon Howard scored 20 points, but none in the final 16 minutes.

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Second-Half Comeback Falls Short

USC tied a season-low with 23 first-half points and couldn't come back from a 26-point second half deficit, falling 76-66 to Oregon State. J.T. Terrell had a season-high 21 points.

USC basketball: Byron Wesley to play this week after suspension - latimes.com

USC's leading scorer and rebounder, Byron Wesley, will return to the linuep after being suspended for last weekend's Bay Area visit to Stanford and Cal for a "violation of team rules." Also of note, head coach Andy Enfield seems to have already started on the preparations for next season: "If we’re going to be successful next year, Byron will be a huge part of that," Enfield said. "We have confidence in him and support him. He made a mistake and we’ve moved on."

Harberts's Galen Center Finale

Sunday marked the last time that Women of Troy fans would be able to see senior Cassie Harberts on the court in a USC uniform at the Galen Center.

Breaking Down USC's Chances Against Cal

We talk with California Golden Blogs about tonight's basketball game, which will be streamed live on Fox Sports 1 starting at 5 p.m. PST.

At Least They Made Them Bleed

USC loses to Stanford, 80-59, but at least the Trojans made the Cardinal bleed for it.

USC Leading Scorer Suspended

USC basketball shooting guard Byron Wesley did not make the Bay Area trip.

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USC Drops Sixth Straight

The USC basketball team dropped its sixth straight, falling 83-74 to Colorado Sunday evening at the Galen Center. Byron Wesley had a game-high 21 points.

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USC Doomed By 15-0 Second-Half Run

USC fell 79-71 to Utah Thursday night at the Galen Center after the Utes went on a 15-0 run early in the second half.

What to Watch: USC Hoops vs. Utah

After blowing a 10-point lead against its rival last weekend, USC (10-13, 1-9) will try to get its second conference win when the Trojans host Utah (14-6, 2-6) Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Breakdown: What Happened Against UCLA?

USC (10-13, 1-9) saw a 10-point first half lead dissipate in an 83-73 loss to crosstown rival UCLA (18-5, 7-3) Saturday night at the Galen Center. Byron Wesley had 27 points.

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Trojans Dig Unescapable Hole Against Bruins

20-shot photo gallery of USC's 83-73 loss to UCLA when the Trojans watched a 10-point lead slip away.

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USC Women Blow Out UCLA

The USC women's basketball team built a 22-point lead in the second half on its way to a series sweep of crosstown rival UCLA.

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Don't Bruin Your Day

Three crosstown match ups in the span of two days.

Dewayne Dedmon Named to All-Star Game

On the same day he was released by the 76ers, former USC basketball center Dewayne Dedmon was named to the NBA D-League All-Star Game.

Dewayne Dedmon Released

Former USC center Dewayne Dedmon was released by the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday after a pair of 10-day contracts.

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Women of Troy Searching For An Identity

Check out all the sights and sounds from USC's 63-55 loss at the hands of the Washington Huskies.

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