(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Kevin O'Neill had Southern California's offensive scheme set for the season, using guards Jio Fontan and Maurice Jones to run pick-and-rolls as part of one of the Pac-12's best backcourts.
Throw that idea out the window.
Fontan is expected to miss the upcoming season after tearing a ligament in his left knee during the Trojans' exhibition trip to Brazil in August. The team's heart may as well have been ripped out, too.
''It changes everything we do and puts us in a position where we need to play off more movement and more inside than we planned on doing with Jio,'' said O'Neill, starting his third year as coach.
Fontan only played the second half of last season after transferring from Fordham, but he quickly made an impact. The point guard led the team in assists during that stretch and finished second in scoring with a 10.5 average.
Named team captain, he scored 57 points in USC's first two games in B...