The 2012 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament gets underway on Wednesday afternoon at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Here is a look at the USC Trojans, who brought up the rear in the conference and head into the tournament as the No. 12 seed.
Team: USC Trojans
Head Coach: Kevin O'Neill, third season at USC
2011-2012 Record: 6-25, 1-17 in conference
RPI Rank: 262
Tournament Seed: 12
First Round Opponent: No. 5 seed UCLA Bruins
Season vs. Opponent: The Trojans lost to UCLA 66-47 at home on January 15, and lost to the Bruins on the road 64-54 on February 15
Up Next If They Win: No. 4 seed Arizona Wildcats
Leading Scorer: Maurice Jones, 13.2 points per game
2011 Pac-10 Tournament Finish: Last season, the No. 4 seed Trojans beat No. 5 Cal in the quarterfinals, then lost in the semifinals 67-62 to No. 1 seed Arizona.
Click here for full Pac-12 Tournament bracket and schedule information. For more news and notes on USC basketball, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.