The USC Trojans head to Haas Pavilion in Berkeley tonight to face the Cal Bears looking for the rarest of things: a road victory in the Pac-10. USC is 1-4 on the road in conference this season after finishing 2-7 in each of the last two years. The Trojans are just 5-19 in their last 24 Pac-10 road games.
USC has lost each of their last three trips to Berkeley, and is 3-15 in their last 18 games at Haas Pavilion. Cal beat the Trojans 68-66 on January 22 at Galen Center in Los Angeles. USC has a big opportunity this weekend to avoid playing on the first day of the Pac-10 tournament next month. The Trojans are in eighth place in the conference, but just a half game behind both Cal and Stanford for fifth place. In the Pac-10 tourney, the top six seeds get a bye to the second day while the 7-10 teams duke it out.
Here are tonight's probable starting lineups:
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