Category Archives: Jacob Freedman

  1. Poor Shooting, Turnovers Doom USC in 81-70 loss to No. 5 Oregon

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    February 11, 2017 by Jacob Freedman


    Elijah Stewart called USC the “Harry Potter of the Pac-12,” but the magic just wasn’t there Saturday night at the …
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  2. Trojans Return To Winning Ways, Cruise Past Stanford 72-56


    January 5, 2017 by Jacob Freedman


    There’s no place like home for USC Basketball (15-1, 2-1 in Pac-12), who forced 21 turnovers en route to a …
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  3. USC Scores Early, Often In 88-54 Romp Over New Orleans

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    November 22, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Jonah Mathews finished with a career-high 13 points (Michael Yanow/Galen Central).

    Not able to pay attention to USC’s relatively early (6pm) contest against New Orleans in the wake of Notre Dame …
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  4. USC Shakes Off Sloppy Start, Roars To 75-61 Win Over Montana

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    November 11, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Junior guard Elijah Stewart poured in a career-high 30 points in the win (Photo: Michael Yanow)

    After losing the season opener to Portland State two seasons ago, USC Basketball didn’t let the Big Sky Conference get …
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  5. For USC, 21-Win Season Shows Sky Is The Limit


    March 11, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Julian Jacobs' improvement has USC heading into 2016-17 with the Pac-12 top backcourt (Charlie Magovern/GalenCentral).

    Don’t quite call it a breakthrough. Instead, view USC Basketball’s 2015-16 campaign as leaping up two stairs at a time …
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  6. USC Slams UCLA 95-71, Utah Up Next

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    March 9, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Julian Jacobs had 11 assists as the Trojans' offense took flight early and often.

    Chimezie Metu doesn’t just dunk; the wiry freshman has used his springboard of a vertical leap to crush dreams. Never …
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  7. Trojans Bounce Beavers 81-70, Boost NCAA Odds

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    March 2, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Andy Enfield was reluctant to take about the NCAAs, but the tourney is on the Trojans' minds.

    It seems all it took was a flip of the calendar for the Trojan offense. After a February lull saw …
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  8. From Istanbul To Iowa: Alex Stepheson’s Long Journey To The NBA

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    February 25, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Alex Stepheson joins the likes of former Trojan greats Robert Pack and Nick Young to don a Clippers uniform.

    Imagine living on the Mediterranean Coast, with the Acropolis and ancient beauty of Greece just miles away. How about a …
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  9. Jake’s Takes: Trojans Pummeled By Poeltl In Utah Loss

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    February 21, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Poeltl (42) had his way with Nikola Jovanovic and the Trojans' front line.

    Lightning didn’t strike twice in one week for USC with second-half comebacks, as the Trojans had no answer for Utah …
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  10. Jake’s Takes: USC Rides Out 81-71 Win Over Washington State

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    January 28, 2016 by Jacob Freedman

    Katin Reinhardt and Nikola Jovanovic stepped up for the Trojans Thursday night.

    Thursday night marked a changing of the guard for USC. Or at least a shift in USC’s point guard oriented …
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