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Although Rodrick Rhodes' switch to the point forward position received most of the attention in USC's victory over Washington on Thursday, the Trojans have undergone another recent change that should help them in the Pacific-10 Conference The Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I. Membership
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USC An abbreviation for U.S. Code. finally has some post players that can help out center David Crouse, who has struggled for much of the season.
The victory over Washington provided an excellent example of the Trojans' newfound depth.
The 6-foot-11 Crouse fouled out and played only 11 minutes against the Huskies. That might have doomed the Trojans earlier in the season, when big men like North Carolina's Serge Zwikker Serge Zwikker (born April 28, 1973 in Maassluis, Netherlands), is a Dutch-American basketball player.
Zwikker played four years of college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under coach Dean Smith. had 22 points and 20 rebounds.
But in the past two weeks, USC has added 6-7 junior Anthony White Anthony White may refer to multiple people:
White was ineligible until Dec. 18 because he did not have the necessary transfer units, while Turner suffered a stress fracture stress fracture
A fatigue fracture of bone caused by repeated application of a heavy load, such as the constant pounding on a surface by runners, gymnasts, and dancers. in his back before the season.
``We are fairly big inside,'' USC coach Henry Bibby Charles Henry Bibby (born November 24, 1949 in Franklinton, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player and current assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). said. ``We have five guys (now) that are fairly athletic and do different things.''
White and Turner also helped USC shut down Washington's 7-foot center, Todd MacCullough, in the second half. MacCullough had seven points and seven rebounds in the first half, but was held scoreless and had only two rebounds in the second half.
Walker's back: Freshman guard Danny Walker returned against Washington after a two-game absence. He has been bothered by a sore knee that will probably require surgery after the season and played seven minutes against the Huskies.
Bibby said Walker should be able to play more today against Washington State.
``He last played a month ago so we wanted to bring him along slowly,'' Bibby said. ``I think he can be a factor like he was before he left.''
Hot and cold: USC can be a dangerous 3-point shooting team, depending upon who is shooting the ball. Guard Ken Sims (56 percent) is the second-best shooter in the Pac-10 and Walker is shooting 43 percent.
But Stais Boseman has made only 10 of 48 (21 percent) of his 3-pointers, and Rhodes is just 10 for 33.
Criticism deserved: Although Bibby has recently criticized the inconsistent play of Rhodes and Boseman, Rhodes said he was not bothered by the remarks.
``When you play bad, you should get what you deserve,'' Rhodes said. ``We should never have put ourselves in that position.''
Rhodes added that USC's success is based on a simple formula. If he and Boseman play well, the Trojans usually win.
``The stats show it. In games we won, we both played well,'' Rhodes said.
Thompson tops Pac-10: USC women's basketball Women's basketball is one of the few games which developed in tandem with men's. It became popular, spreading from the east coast of the United States to the west coast, in large part via women's colleges. forward Tina Thompson Tina Marie Thompson (born February 10, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) is a professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). School years is leading the conference in scoring (23.1 points) and rebounding (10.6 rebounds).
The Women of Troy also tied a school record by converting 95 percent of their free throws (19 of 20) in Thursday's 69-68 victory over Washington in Seattle.
The biggest three free throws were made by Jody Parriott, who was fouled on a desperation half-court shot and no time remaining. Parriott made all three free throws to pull out the victory.