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JIO FONTAN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fontan's USC career comes to end...

USC lost its opening game in the Pac-12 Tournament to Utah Wednesday night 69-66. An emotional Trojan redshirt senior Jio Fontan spoke with FOX Sports NEXT following the game...
Via usc.scout.com
March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

ASU gets wild win over USC as UCLA looms

TEMPE, Ariz. -- "Are you kidding me?" Arizona State men's basketball coach Herb Sendek said, opening his postgame press conference following a wild 98-93 overtime win over USC on Thursday. "Can you believe what we just witnessed out there? That was incredible." Sendek was referring to the Trojans' late three-point heroics that nearly cost the Sun Devils...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal 71, Stanford 69

Jio Fontan scored 15 points including a pair of tiebreaking free throws with 6.9 seconds to play and USC pulled out a 71-69 victory over Stanford on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. Eric Wise added 14 points for USC (6-8). Four of the Trojans' losses have come against schools that are currently among the top 20 in the nation including Minnesota, Illinois...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

USC wins Pac-12 opener over Stanford

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jio Fontan scored 15 points including a pair of tiebreaking free throws with 6.9 seconds to play and USC pulled out a 71-69 victory over Stanford on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both schools. Eric Wise added 14 points for USC (6-8). Four of the Trojans' losses have come against schools that are currently among the top 20 in the nation including...
Via Fox Sports West
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Injury won't keep USC's Fontan out of Pac-12 opener

USC men's basketball Coach Kevin O'Neill said X-rays showed that point guard Jio Fontan sprained his left thumb in the first half of USC's 63-61 overtime win over Dayton on Sunday and that Fontan will play in the Trojans' Pac-12 Conference opener against Stanford on Thursday with the thumb taped. "He practiced," O'Neill said Wednesday. "He'...
Via Fox Sports West
January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal 70, UC Riverside 26

Jio Fontan and Eric Wise each scored 14 points and USC ended a five-game losing streak with a 70-26 rout of cold-shooting UC Riverside on Saturday. Chris Patton and Chris Harriel had a team-high six points for Riverside (2-8), which shot 19 percent from the field and was 1 of 14 from 3-point range. The Highlanders' starting five - Harriel, Robert Smith, Lucas Devenny, Davin...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

USC demolishes UC Riverside, 70-26

LOS ANGELES -- While USC got back on track Saturday afternoon at the Galen Center, UC Riverside continued to veer so far off track the Highlanders may have lost sight of it in a 70-26 loss. The last six Highlander points helped UC Riverside narrowly avoid a very dubious honor. The 26 points scored is just six away from the NCAA all-time shot clock era low of 20, set by Saint Louis...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Fontan Talks Expectations

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- FOX Sports NEXT caught up with USC point guard Jio Fontan at 2012 PAC-12 Men's Basketball Media Day. Check out the one-on-one interview inside...
Via collegebasketball.scout.com
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

USC tries to rebound from 26-loss season

Hit hard by injuries and a school-record 26 losses last season, the Southern California Trojans are eager to put the ugliness behind them and make a big turnaround led by point guard Jio Fontan. The projected star of the program has mostly been off the court the last two seasons after transferring from Fordham. Fontan played just half a season in his USC debut, then missed all of...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2012  |  Discuss

USC hoops a team of second chances

LOS ANGELES -- The 2011-12 USC mens basketball season ended hundreds of miles away from the USC campus. No, it wasnt during any type of postseason tournament. It was actually during a preseason exhibition in Brazil when star guard Jio Fontan suffered a torn ACL. Last year the feeling around our program went downhill as soon as Jio got hurt in Brazil, said USC head coach Kevin ONeill...
Via Fox Sports West
October 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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