Here we are — with both your USC Trojans football and basketball programs undefeated in 2020. And both basketball and football are needed dramatic finishes to do so.
Still, USC’s men’s basketball program is 2-0 after defeating Montana, 76-62, on Saturday and defeating Cal Baptist, 95-87, in overtime last Wednesday.
The USC football program didn’t get to take the field this Saturday after a COVID-19 outbreak hit hard, but they still sit at 3-0 after eeking out victories against Arizona State and Arizona before dominating Utah.
With their game against Colorado canceled, the Trojans are still in the driver’s seat for the Pac-12 South and an eventual berth into the Pac-12 Championship game. We’ll definitely have more on their matchup against Washington State, set for Friday night, this week.
The USC basketball program has utilized all-around performances from their entire team in their 2-0 start and finally got some defensive stands against Montana.
All 10 players got on the board with points against Montana on Saturday while fabulous freshman Evan Mobley notched 11 points after he scored 21 points and nine rebounds in his college debut. As impressive as it has been to win both their season-opening performances, the Trojans will be tested on Tuesday night against a quick, fast and high-volume shooter in BYU.
The Cougars have scored at least 80 in all three of their games this season and have looked great doing so. They’ve defeated their opponents by at least 20 in each of their games as well, knocking off Westminster by a score of 108-59, New Orleans by a score of 86-61 and Utah Valley by a score of 82-60.
They combined to shoot 39-for-91 from three-point range and are averaging 13 three-pointers made in each game.
USC’s defensive unit will need to be as sharp as they are potent on offense to stay in it with this BYU team, and it’s absolutely must-watch TV on ESPN2 on Tuesday afternoon.
The Trojans can improve to 3-0, just like their gridiron teammates, with a win over BYU this week.