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
Leading Rebounder: Byron Wesley, 5.0 rebounds per game. Both Aaron Fuller (5.9 rebounds per game in 18 games) and Dewayne Dedmon (5.4 rebounds per game in 20 games) are out for the season.
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.