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Pac-12 Tourney: Ducks, Wildcats set for showdown

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez It wouldn’t be fitting if the Pac-12 conference didn’t leave you guessing after Saturday. After the games were all said and done Friday night, it had many people wonder what the championship game will have in store for the selection committee. Oregon and Cal entered Las Vegas Friday night with different goals. The Ducks, who finished with …

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Trojans look to pick up play to lock NCAA bid

In College Basketball, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Last season, in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the USC Trojans were skipping to the beat after they heard their name called to play in the NCAA tournament. It was a feat they hadn’t accomplished in years, and getting there was a big deal. It then set the bar for a Trojan team that was built …

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Ducks eyeing high NCAA seed in treacherous Pac-12

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Last season the Oregon Ducks were not just the only team standing after the first round of the NCAA Tournament, they found a way to slide into the Elite 8 before losing to Oklahoma. They were a very dangerous team with so many shooting weapons all over the court. Very little changed from their end, but the …

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Trojans hand Bruins second Pac-12 loss in a row

In College Basketball, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Embed from Getty Images Ask yourself the last time a USC-UCLA game had so much hype days before tipoff. Both teams came into the matchup with a lot of buzz, but all eyes were on the magnificent UCLA guard Lonzo Ball. The freshman sensation who has completely changed the culture of the Bruins  and he has played …

Bears-Trojans physicality turned into a war of wills

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Embed from Getty Images In Sunday night’s 74-73 win for the Cal Bears at USC, the physical nature of the game ensued when USC’s De’Anthony Melton came in front of a pass and take it to basket from nearly full court. Cal forward Don Coleman had other ideas for Cal as he came in on the block. Instead of …

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Trojans move forward with impressive win over Stanford

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez Right now in the Pac-12, many people can make a case that Oregon, Arizona, and UCLA are the top three teams in the conference, while USC (15-1, 2-1) checks in with an argument after their 72-56 win over Stanford at Galen Center Thursday evening in what many considered a trap game for the Trojans. After surging Oregon defeated …

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Healthy Brooks completes Ducks’ chemistry

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Not so amazingly in the world of “What have you done for me lately?”, the Oregon Ducks were forgotten about after a pair of November losses to Baylor and Georgetown as injuries sidelined Dillion Brooks and Chris Boucher.  In addition, the UCLA Bruins and USC Trojans had run the gauntlet in pre-conference play and coming to Matthew …

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Trojans’ 11-0 start a springboard into Pac-12 play

In Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez The undefeated USC Trojans, in most of their games, have shown their dominance against formidable opponents, where in their 10 wins they have won by double digits. They have impressive wins against BYU and SMU, and for the first time before conference play in nine years they have broken into the top 25. And yet, there are some …

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Bruins roll to 7-0 with Wooden Legacy Championship

In ACC, Atlantic 10, Pac-12, SEC by Ken Cross

By Manny Nunez UCLA wants to get back into competition in a very strong Pac-12 conference this season. The Bruins last year were unable to get anything go their way as they finished 6-12 and in the bottom of the pack year ago. Now, their culture suddenly changed when they obtained top recruits Lonzo Ball and T.J Leaf. These two …