USC HOOPS: Trojans fight on, even aft...

USC HOOPS: Trojans fight on, even after 60-51 defeat

There are 17 comments on the Pasadena Star-News story from Feb 21, 2009, titled USC HOOPS: Trojans fight on, even after 60-51 defeat. In it, Pasadena Star-News reports that:

USC suffered a meltdown on and off the court Saturday night and, in the process, was dealt a severe blow to its NCAA Tournament hopes.

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Pugsy Malone

Wellsboro, PA

#1 Feb 22, 2009
The better team won. It's as simple as that.

Washington is a faster, better shooting, more athletic, and better rebounding team than SC.

As hard as the Pac10 refs tried to homer the Huskies, they just kept playing tough.
SC is very soft and folds up like a 2 dollar suitcase when challenged.

"IF" they get into the tourney it will be 1 and done for Floyd the barber and co.

The better team won.

LA Dawg

Manhattan Beach, CA

#2 Feb 22, 2009
That was one of our worst games all year, and we still beat you guys on your floor. And BTW, Demar Derozan is no OJ Mayo. Heck, he isn't even a Gabe Pruitt yet. He might want/have to hang around awhile.

Redlands, CA

#3 Feb 22, 2009
Dawgs showed lot of grit and determination, and seemed to want it more at the end. No question SC has a ton of talent, though. They will be a dangerous team no matter who they play.

Poulsbo, WA

#4 Feb 22, 2009
SC's players play like they were introduced to each other 5 min before gametime. Bad blood sometimes does that. Hackett and Lewis were probably argueing over who would go first in the NBA draft. Real important stuff on a college team, ya know. And Tim Floyd needs to sober up at least an hour or two earlier. He looked like he's really been on a bender. But I guess coaching all those "5-stars" could do that to a guy.

Yakima, WA

#5 Feb 22, 2009
It's called "team." Huskies have one, Trojans don't. The Trojans have a collection of good players, but they're not a team.

Seattle, WA

#6 Feb 22, 2009
For the past couple of years, Washington has been trying to find its winning ways. After losing out of being invited into the big tournament, never once did any their players blow up, take it out on a fan or a reporter. They dealt with the defeat.
Now USC is feeling the way Washington felt the past few seasons and you can now see the Washington have grown up and USC is still young.
Hackett has a lot of growing up to do.
G for Real

Issaquah, WA

#7 Feb 22, 2009
The Huskies are the #1 team in the Pac-10 and are probably going to win the title as well as the Pac-10 tourney with their superior talent and 9 deep lineup, so I don't know why everyone's so upset that they'd come in and beat us since that's what an awesome team like the UW should do.

San Francisco, CA

#8 Feb 22, 2009
The only thing Floyd can do is bring big recruits. He has no idea how create a team out of them. I would rather have lesser recruits playing above their ability than watch another Floyd team waste away. Any big time recruit would be dumb to join this train wreck.

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Feb 22, 2009
Timmy Floyd is a LOSER! Should have stayed at Iowa St.

Trojans have a stud in the paint in Taj Gibson. He can play with Brockman, Pendergraph, Jordan Hill, anyone in the conference. Outside of him, SC has nothing.

Reggie Bush, O.J. Mayo, now the Hackett "Package Scandal." When are the Pac-10 and the NCAA going to grow some cojones and hit this school with sanctions and probation? Long overdue.

Lynnwood, WA

#10 Feb 22, 2009
I'm surprised that somehow the author didn't blame Steve Sarkisian for this meltdown...
Dawg in Seattle

Seattle, WA

#11 Feb 22, 2009
My favorite was the "professional" play by play work by the FSN crew last night....not sure they could have shoved their noses any further up USC's you know what.

Tacoma, WA

#12 Feb 22, 2009
Question for Scott Wolf:

When you are the #6 team in your conference. How can losing to the team leading the conference be one of the most important losses of the season?

Answer: It cant.

Scott your article would read better with less hyperbole and more journalism.

Thanks much.
Ucla bruins

Norwalk, CA

#13 Feb 22, 2009
Trojan jimmy hats got tossed up, just simple as that.

Redmond, WA

#14 Feb 22, 2009
Wow I didn't even know usc still had a basketball team.GO BRUINS

Columbus, OH

#15 Feb 22, 2009
What??? USC plays basketball?? since when???

Redmond, WA

#16 Feb 22, 2009
I think they were playing junior college basketball teams until they moved up this year.GO BRUINS

manhattan_beach_ dude


Since: Jan 09

Manhattan Beach CA

#17 Feb 23, 2009
package wrote:
The only thing Floyd can do is bring big recruits. He has no idea how create a team out of them. I would rather have lesser recruits playing above their ability than watch another Floyd team waste away. Any big time recruit would be dumb to join this train wreck.
Ahh come on he did a great job with da Bulls.:)

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