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USC Basketball: USC falls to UGA 63-59

It is going to be a long season...

Its not like UGA is Kentucky, but last nights performance was hardly one that I want to watch over and over.

The Trojans led by eight points midway through the second half, but could not hold off the Bulldogs, who made 51% of their shots.

"We have to get back in the lab and kind of re-evaluate ourselves on the defensive end," Moore said.

Georgia had not played since suffering a 68-56 loss to Georgia Tech on Dec. 7, a defeat that stretched a losing streak to four games.

Back to the lab?

I could say a number of different things here but I won't go there.

I understand that on the offensive side of the ball that USC has some issues, USC is young and has some injury issues. Depth is still an issue as well, but we have seen a pretty good defense for the most part this season. Last night USC couldn't stop air going down the stretch.

Maybe the defense that we thought was there really isn't...

USC's latest loss was largely due to their inability to shutdown Georgia on the perimeter. The Bulldogs' sharp-shooting duo of Dustin Ware and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope went a combined 8-of-9 from three point range, as the Trojans' gave up a season-high .667 percent from downtown. Although USC managed to hold Georgia's big men to a combined six points on the night, the Bulldogs' guards and small forwards had their way with Kevin O'Neill's defense. "Our defense betrayed us down the stretch," O'Neill said. "We can't play like that, giving up open threes and playing from behind. We blew four or five defensive assignments tonight that really hurt us."

I am not going to waste any time trying to figure O'Neill out.

He isn't going anywhere anytime soon, this is Haden's guy. He likes O'Neill because he is bringing in guys who represent USC in a positive light in the classroom and as part of the program (that's code for not causing any trouble) whether this team can win anything though, remains to be seen.

I said it earlier this past week, USC may not win another game until January.