USC Basketball: Trojans Offense Reaches New Low With Loss To Arizona

USC is just 3-7 at home this season.

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College Basketball Scores And Results: USC Trojans Continue Shooting Woes, Losing Streak

The USC Trojans got swept for the second straight weekend to open what is beginning to look like a dismal Pac-12 season. USC capped their weekend with a Sunday loss to Arizona, which could have been expected I suppose. But the way the Trojans have been losing has one wondering will this team ever make a shot?

USC has lost five in a row and eight of their last nine games, and they have shot under 40% in all eight losses, including a season-low 29.3% on Sunday against the Wildcats. Here are the shooting numbers for all the Trojans since the beginning of December, a 1-8 stretch for USC.

USC Trojans Shooting, Last 9 Games
Player FGM FGA FG%
Dewayne Dedmon 31 56 55.4%
Aaron Fuller 26 62 41.9%
Garrett Jackson 11 29 37.9%
James Blasczyk 7 20 35.0%
Greg Allen 4 12 33.3%
Maurice Jones 41 127 32.3%
Byron Wesley 24 75 32.0%
Alexis Moore 23 76 30.3%
Eric Strangis 2 7 28.6%
Evan Smith 2 10 20.0%
Totals 171 474 36.1%

The Trojans have managed to find themselves in a spiral that they can't get out of. Their best shooter from the field is a 7-footer, but they can't and don't run any plays for him because he doesn't really have any moves. Fuller is probably their most efficient scorer, the result of leading the team in offensive rebounds.

The three worst shooters for USC - Jones, Wesley, and Moore - are the ones who shoot the most often. Jones and Moore are really the only ones who shoot three-pointers, and Jones has a weird quirk during this nine-game stretch. Since the beginning of December, Jones has made 34.0% of his three-pointers but just 31.3% of his two-pointers.

For more USC basketball news and information, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


USC Vs. Arizona Final Score And Recap: Trojans Lose Fifth Straight, 57-46

The shooting woes continued on Sunday afternoon for the USC Trojans, who fell 57-46 to the Arizona Wildcats at Galen Center for their fifth straight loss. The Trojans have lost eight of their last nine games, and fell to 3-7 at home on the season. USC (5-12, 0-4) remains winless in Pac-12 Conference play.

The Trojans shot just 29.3% from the field on Sunday, a new season low. It was the eight time in their last nine games USC has shot under 40% and the 10th time in 17 games this season. During their last nine games, the Trojans have shot 36.1% from the field and have averaged just 51.2 points per game during that span.

Maurice Jones led USC with 14 points, but he struggled from the field, making just three of 13 shots. Dewayne Dedmon added 11 points and eight rebounds for the Trojans. Aaron Fuller had one point and two rebounds for USC in 11 minutes, but didn't play in the second half because of a "lingering shoulder injury," per Michael Lev of the Orange County Register.

Both teams struggled from distance in the game, as USC made just one of 15 three-point shots (6.7%) and Arizona made only two of 15 from beyond the arc (13.3%).

Jesse Perry had 20 points to lead the Wildcats (11-5, 2-1), who shot 43.8% from the field. Solomon Hill added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats. Arizona had several chances to blow the game wide open, and led by as many as 20 points late in the first half, but the Wildcats shot themselves in the foot with 17 turnovers in the contest.

USC has a week off before hosting the UCLA Bruins next Sunday at Galen Center.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


USC Vs. Arizona Game Score: Trojans Can't Shoot, Trail 32-16 At Halftime

The USC Trojans are looking for their first win in Pac-12 Conference play, and if the first half against the Arizona Wildcats at Galen Center was any indication, USC needs to look harder. The Trojans were absolutely outclassed in the opening 20 minutes on Sunday, and trail 32-16 at halftime.

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Trojans had trouble shooting in the first half. USC shot a stunning 20.7% (six for 29) as a team, including 0-for-7 from three-point range. Maurice Jones led the Trojans with six points in the first half, and at 2-for-7 shooting Jones and Byron Wesley were the best shooters for the Trojans in the first half.

Jesse Perry scored eight points to lead Arizona in the opening half, while Solomon Hill added seven points. The Wildcats scored 20 points in the paint compared to just eight for the Trojans. Arizona also outrebounded USC 23-17

The Trojans have lost seven of their last eight games, shooting 37.0% during that span entering Sunday's game.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


USC Vs. Arizona Basketball: Game Time, TV Info And More

The USC Trojans are desperate for a win, or at the very least a good offensive showing. USC hosts the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday afternoon, looking for their first Pac-12 Conference victory of the season. Here are the relevant details of Sunday's contest:

Records: USC (5-11, 0-3 in the Pac-12); Arizona (10-5, 1-1)

Location: Galen Center, Los Angeles, California

Time: 2:30 p.m. PST

TV: Fox Sports West, with Steve Physioc, Don MacLean, and Steve Kerr on the call

Offense: USC 54.4 points per game; Arizona 70.0 ppg

Defense: USC 55.9 points per game; Arizona 63.1 ppg

Leading Scorers: Maurice Jones, USC (14.3 points per game); Solomon Hill, Arizona (12.4 ppg)

Leading Rebounders: Aaron Fuller, USC (6.4 rebounds per game); Hill, Arizona (8.1 rpg)

40s: USC has scored in the 40s in five of their last eight games. In those eight games, the Trojans have shot under 40% seven times, all losses.

Wildcat Tamers: USC has beaten Arizona three straight times at home, and in five of their last six regular season games in Los Angeles. The Trojans did lose to the Wildcats in the semifinals of last year's Pac-10 Tournament at Staples Center.

Tough Times Away From Home: Arizona is just 2-4 away from home this season, including a 65-58 loss to the UCLA Bruins on Thursday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim. USC is just 3-6 at home this season.

For more USC basketball news and notes, be sure to read Conquest Chronicles.


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