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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

USC squeaks out a win against ASU

What a wild game on Senior Day! 'SC dominated yesterdays game until around midway through the 2nd half. Then ASU slowly crept back in. Both teams came out sloppy with USC scoring the first points of the game about three minutes into the game. There were a ton of turnovers as well. It is hard to get a read on this team. Last week the team looked absolutely horrible against UCLA...
Via Juiced Sports Blog
March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal handles No. 11 Arizona

Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures, propelling the Trojans to an 89-78 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday night. USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) shot 61 percent (33 for 54) from the field, led by Wise's 9 for 12. Byron Wesley added 18 points, J.T. Terrell had 14 and Jio Fontan scored 12 with nine assists. Aaron Fuller also had...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Wise scores 22 as USC beats No. 11 Arizona

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures, propelling the Trojans to an 89-78 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday night. USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) shot 61 percent (33 for 54) from the field, led by Wise's 9 for 12. Byron Wesley added 18 points, J.T. Terrell had 14 and Jio Fontan scored 12 with nine assists. Aaron...
Via Fox Sports West
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal 89, No. 11 Arizona 78

Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures, propelling the Trojans to an 89-78 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday night. USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) shot 61 percent (33 for 54) from the field, led by Wise's 9 for 12. Byron Wesley added 18 points, J.T. Terrell had 14 and Jio Fontan scored 12 with nine assists. Aaron Fuller also had...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 11 Arizona upset by USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Wise scored 22 points to lead five Southern California players in double figures, propelling the Trojans to an 89-78 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Wednesday night. USC (13-15, 8-7 Pac-12) shot 61 percent (33 for 54) from the field, led by Wise's 9 for 12. Byron Wesley added 18 points, J.T. Terrell had 14 and Jio Fontan scored 12 with nine assists. Aaron...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cantu's philosophy has USC scoring more

As USC's interim basketball coach, Bob Cantu has a modest record of 4-3 a mark that looks a lot better considering that the Trojans were 7-10 when Kevin O'Neill was fired and Cantu promoted about a month ago. Before the switch, USC not only was losing more than it was winning, it was doing so by scoring an average of 64.4 points per game. Since Cantu has taken over, the...
Via Fox Sports West
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

USC beats UCLA in OT

UCLA had its chances. The Bruins couldn't get defensive stops or make shots when they needed. Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller scored 15 points each and USC defeated UCLA 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid against the Trojans' crosstown rival. ''I'm a little disappointed at our effort coming out of the gate,'' Bruins guard Larry...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

USC triumphs over UCLA in overtime

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jio Fontan and Aaron Fuller scored 15 points each and USC defeated UCLA 75-71 in overtime on Wednesday night, ending a four-game skid against the Trojans' crosstown rival. Eric Wise added 12 points and 11 rebounds, J.T. Terrell and Byron Wesley each had 10 points for the USC (9-13, 4-5 Pac-12), which held the Bruins to 38 percent shooting while snapping a...
Via Fox Sports West
January 31, 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

Arizona St. 98, Southern Cal 93

Jahii Carson had 21 points and eight assists as Arizona State held off Southern California in overtime 98-93 Thursday night in Pac-12 play. Jonathan Gilling scored five points in the extra period for the Sun Devils, which allowed a six-point lead in the final minute of regulation to get away. In overtime, with USC down by three, the Trojans' Jio Fontan missed a 3-pointer from...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona State beats USC in overtime

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jahii Carson had 21 points and eight assists as Arizona State held off Southern California in overtime 98-93 Thursday night in Pac-12 play. Jonathan Gilling scored five points in the extra period for the Sun Devils, which allowed a six-point lead in the final minute of regulation to get away. In overtime, with USC down by three, the Trojans' Jio Fontan...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

USC falls to Arizona State in overtime

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Jahii Carson had 21 points and eight assists as Arizona State held off Southern California in overtime 98-93 Thursday night in Pac-12 play. Jonathan Gilling scored five points in the extra period for the Sun Devils, which allowed a six-point lead in the final minute of regulation to get away. In overtime, with USC down by three, the Trojans' Jio Fontan...
Via Fox Sports West
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal loses 76-74 to No. 21 Oregon

Bob Cantu slid over a couple of seats on the USC bench for Thursday night's Pac-12 game against Oregon. The end result wasn't much different than most of the Trojans' games this season. USC battled back from a 10-point deficit in the final minutes, but came up just short in a 76-74 loss to No. 21 Oregon. USC was coming off a victory over Utah last week, but it marked...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Cal 76, Utah 59

J.T. Terrell scored 14 points and Southern California defeated Utah 76-59 on Saturday to snap a string of 14 straight road losses. Dewayne Dedmon had 13 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks for the Trojans (7-10, 2-2), while Jio Fontan and Byron Wesley scored 13 points each. The Utes (8-8, 0-4) were within 50-42 on Jarred DuBois' 3-pointer with 10:26 remaining. USC went on a...
Via Fox Sports
January 12, 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

Trojans outlast Dayton in overtime

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Wise scored a season-high 19 points and Aaron Fuller added 12 points as USC defeated Dayton 63-61 in overtime Sunday night. Fuller scored the go-ahead points on free throws and put back a miss for a 59-55 lead. Jio Fontan completed a three-point play on a spin move near the free throw line to make it 62-58, and the Trojans (5-8) held on for their second...
Via Fox Sports West
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern Cal 63, Dayton 61

Eric Wise scored a season-high 19 points and Aaron Fuller added 12 points as USC defeated Dayton 63-61 in overtime Sunday night. Fuller scored the go-ahead points on free throws and put back a miss for a 59-55 lead. Jio Fontan completed a three-point play on a spin move near the free throw line to make it 62-58, and the Trojans (5-8) held on for their second win in nine games. ...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Southern California beats Dayton in overtime

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Eric Wise scored a season-high 19 points and Aaron Fuller added 12 points as USC defeated Dayton 63-61 in overtime Sunday night. Fuller scored the go-ahead points on free throws and put back a miss for a 59-55 lead. Jio Fontan completed a three-point play on a spin move near the free throw line to make it 62-58, and the Trojans (5-8) held on for their second...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

USC falls to Georgia for 13th straight road loss

USC has been searching for a way to win games. The Trojans have tried coming from behind and against Georgia, they tried jumping out to a lead. But the Bulldogs Kentavious Caldwell-Pope brought Georgia out in front and kept them there, handing USC its 13th straight road loss, 64-56, Saturday morning at the Stegman Coliseum in Athens. Caldwell-Pope led the Bulldogs (4-7) on a furious...
Via Fox Sports West
December 22, 2012  |  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

USC rolls over inept UC Riverside in blowout

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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,...
Via Fox Sports West
December 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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