Los Angeles CA – It almost look like it was going to be Groundhog Day of the Washington lost for the USC Trojans on tonight’s game against the Arizona State Sun Devils. But the Trojans were able to shake that demon and pull off the win against the Sun Devils with a final score USC 75 Arizona State 65.
Both teams came out being very physical and energetic but Arizona State just couldn’t connect with the hoop so USC proceeded to take full advantage of their bad luck. The first half stats really made it known that USC ran wild with their field goal percentage of 51%, 3- points shots at 55.6% and free-throws at 50%. Another contributing factor was that Darion Clark had a total of 10 rebounds which allowed the Trojans opportunities for those fast break points they are famous for.
The Trojans really had their way with the Sun Devils. Showing that they really know how to play good team ball. Just about every Trojans that stepped out on the court had a point contribution given validity to head coach Enfield’s theory of unselfish ball wins games. Fact as of January 7, 2016 USC holds the first and second position in the Pac 12 for players with the most assist Julian Jacobs 1st & Jordan McLaughlin 2nd.
By the end of the first half USC had amassed a 10 point lead over Arizona State which had the Trojans coming out of the half overly confident and making careless turnovers that allowed the Sun Devils to chomp away at the lead and get within 2 points with only 1 minute and 49 seconds remaining in the game. But in true Hollywood dramatic fashion USC was able to put 10 points back to back sealing their win all the while bring a crowded house of fans to their feet.
This young Trojan team is realizing that conference teams are much stiffer competition and that the only way that they’re going to be able to win is if they play as a team and keep their composure.
The Trojans are having one of their best seasons ever but the test will be if they can maintain it through to the second half.