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The Trojans are one and done in there return to the NCAA tournament after being left off the bracket for two years, losing to the Providence Friars 70-69. The game was a thrilling heartbreaker, with both teams keeping the lead for a significant amount of time, and then the deciding play coming down to the last couple seconds of the game.
Yahoo Sports attributes the Trojans' last second loss to defensive error, pointing out USC's inability to stop Providence's Rodney Bullock from scoring right under the basket. In post-game interviews, the LA Times, writes that one of the team's other regrets was neglecting to make their free throws in the final minutes of the game.
Sports Illustrated credits Providence's Kris Dunn with keeping the Friars in the game, despite his first period absence due to foul trouble. Meanwhile Fox Sports does their own analysis of the game, and Bleacher Report has all the most interesting Twitter reactions from fans.