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Pac-12 Basketball Tournament 2012: USC Trojans, No. 12 Seed

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.