Feb. 10, 2012
Stanford Cardinal (16-8, 6-6 Pac-12)
USC Trojans (6-19, 1-11 Pac-12)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 4:30 p.m.
Site: Galen Center (10,258) Los Angeles, CA
Series History: USC leads 121-119
Last Meeting: Stanford 51, USC 43 (Dec. 31, 2011)
Radio: KNBR 1050 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: David Lombardi)
TV: FSN (PBP: Steve Physioc, Analyst: Marques Johnson, Sideline: Rebecca Haarlow)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (16-8, 6-6 Pac-12) and USC (6-19, 1-11 Pac-12) square off on Sunday afternoon, with the Cardinal looking for its first season sweep of the Trojans since 2005. With six games remaining in the regular season, Stanford is looking to get back on track and pick up a road win in Los Angeles for the first time since 2005.
Sunday's game can be heard live on KNBR 1050 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the insightful tandem of John Platz (play-by-play) and Drew Shiller (analyst). David Lombardi (play-by-play) provides road coverage for KZSU 90.1 FM. The contest will be televised on FSN, with Steve Physioc (play-by-play), Marques Johnson (analyst) and Rebecca Haarlow (sideline) describing the action.
USC (6-19, 1-11 Pac-12), which has dropped 12 of its last 13 games, is coming off a 75-49 defeat against California on Thursday night ... The Trojans were swept last week during their road trip against the Washington schools, falling to Washington State (60-53) and Washington (69-41) ... Picked to finish seventh in the Pac-12 preseason media poll, USC has won back-to-back games only once this year ... USC's offense has struggled to say the least, having scored 60 points or fewer in 18 games ... But the defense has been solid, with USC allowing 59.3 points per game while foes shoot only 43.5 percent. However, USC averages only 53.6 points and 27.8 rebounds per game ... Be sure to watch: Maurice Jones (14.1 ppg, team-best 40 three-pointers, 82 assists), Byron Wesley (7.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 45 assists) and Garrett Jackson (6.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 14 blocks).
Stanford All-Time vs. USC
USC leads the all-time series at 121-119. USC has won three of the last four and six of the last 10 meetings overall. Stanford came away with a 51-43 victory at Maples Pavilion on New Year's Eve in the first meeting. Meanwhile, the Trojans won both of last season's meetings by double-digit margins. Stanford has yet to win a game in the Galen Center.
Who To Watch Against USC
In six career games, Josh Owens has averaged 6.3 points and 6.3 rebounds. Josh Huestis has averaged 6.6 points in three games. Andrew Zimmermann's 12 points are his most against any league opponent. Meanwhile, Jarrett Mann is just 2-19 from the field with nine points in seven career matchups.