Opportunities and the USC Trojans seems to not match up well this season. Through Non-Conference play Andy Enfield’s team has had chance after chance to get a win over teams who have made the NCAA tournament and the result would be the same, A loss. The last few games USC managed to string wins together, including a sweep of the Bay Area schools (Cal and Stanford) to kick off conference play.
Sitting at 2-0 in the Pac-12 they now have another opportunity to elevate to help their cause at making the tournament down the road as they travel to the state of Oregon to face the Oregon State Beavers and Oregon Ducks. Things look like they’re lining up for USC as they’re expected to have their talented freshmen Kevin Porter Jr. and Elijah Weaver back for the road trip. The Trojans have a chance to come away from their road trip with a 4-0 record in the Pac-12.
Currently the team need a lot of help if they’re looking to go dancing in March. With no quality wins on their resume, their best bet will be to finishing in first place in the Pac-12 and/or win the Pac-12 Tournament. USC will have a tough challenge as they must defeat an Oregon State team who is currently sitting at 9-4 and a talented Oregon team. The Ducks, however, are currently without their freshman and potential NBA lottery pick Bol Bol and have struggled in his absence with losses to Baylor and Oregon State.
The Pac-12 is wide open and once again the Trojans have an opportunity to capitalize on it. Will it be a different result compared to the last couple of months of the season? That is a question that remains to be seen.