It was fun listening to the USC-usc game on the internet last night, though I will admit it could be tedious at times when I had to hit refresh to get the stream back. I briefly just wanted to put my .2 cents in on last nights game.
As AO mentioned in his game summary below, Daniel Hackett has had a great road trip to South Carolina.
The late assist was the missing piece in Hackett's first career triple-double, which sparked USC to an 85-75 victory over South Carolina that helped the Trojans further distance themselves from an embarrassing home loss to Mercer.
The sophomore guard finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists -- all career highs -- in front of a crowd that included 16 NBA scouts. It was believed to be the first triple-double by a USC player since the 1970s, a school spokesman said.
"O.J. Mayo is as good as advertised, Taj Gibson is a really good player, but as I was afraid, Daniel Hackett was the guy we couldn't control," South Carolina Coach Dave Odom said.
From listening on the radio it sounded like a fast paced game. Mayo seemed to force more than a few 3-point shots and there were some sloppy turnovers but SC found a way win this game. I can't say enough how important having Hackett in the line-up is he really directed this game and his leadership really set the tone.
So good things, or should I say cautiously optimistic, are going on with the basketball team now if we can just get everyone healthy.