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USC (10-15) at Stanford (16-8)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Thursday, February 20, 11 p.m. (ET)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Maples Pavilion (7,329) -- Stanford, California. Television: Pac-12 Network. Home Record: USC 8-6, Stanford 9-3. Away Record: USC 1-7, Stanford 6-3. Neutral Record: USC 1-2, Stanford 1-2. Conference Record: USC 1-11, Stanford 7-5. Series Record: USC leads, 123-120.

GAME NOTES: With wins in three of their last four games, the Stanford Cardinal play host to the USC Trojans in a Pac-12 Conference melee at Maples Pavilion on Thursday night.

USC has had very little success in its first season under head coach Andy Enfield. The Trojans are just 10-15 overall, but they have been even more disastrous in league play, with just one win in 12 chances. If they can't end their six-game losing streak on Thursday, they will try again versus California on Sunday.

Stanford has been much better this season, sporting a 16-8 overall record. The Cardinal are 7-5 against conference foes, which has them squarely in the middle of the league standings with six games left on the schedule, including this one. They will battle UCLA in their next contest.

The Cardinal already handled the Trojans once this season, grabbing a 79-71 victory at the Galen Center on Jan. 26. USC had won the two previous meetings, and narrowly leads the all-time series, 123-120.

In their most recent setback, the Trojans were defeated by Colorado in an 83-75 final. USC only connected on 37.1 percent of its shots from the floor, including a 3-of-14 showing from 3-point range. Byron Wesley tallied a game- high 21 points in the losing effort.

Wesley (17.6 ppg, 6.9 rpg) has been the lone bright spot for USC this season, as he leads the squad in both scoring and rebounding. His 21-point performance against Colorado was the fourth time in the last five games he has netted at least 20 points. Beyond him, offensive production has been hard to come by for the Trojans, with Pe'Shon Howard (10.4 ppg, 4.3 apg) the next best option. Making matters worse, Howard is listed as questionable for this game due to disciplinary issues. All told, USC is next-to-last in the Pac-12 in scoring (71.8 ppg).

Stanford is coming off a game ruled by defense, which it won easily, topping Washington State, 69-56. The Cardinal limited the hometown Cougars to 31.4 percent field goal efficiency, while sinking a mere 43.9 percent of their own shots. Anthony Brown tallied a career-high 30 points in the win.

Normally Chasson Randle (18.5 ppg) and Dwight Powell (15.1 ppg, 7.8 rpg) are the leaders on offense for the Cardinal. Randle ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in scoring, and he finished with 14 points against Washington State, extending his streak scoring in double figures to eight games. Powell had more of an issue, tallying only nine points, ending a streak of 15 games in double digits for the 6-foot-10 forward. Brown (13.3 ppg) and Josh Huestis (10.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg) are also prominent contributors for Stanford, which does lack depth, with Stefan Nastic (7.5 ppg) the only other player putting in more than four ppg.

USC couldn't beat Stanford at full strength on its home court. This time, the Cardinal should have no problem against a hobbled and traveling group of Trojans.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Stanford 76, USC 65

02/20 10:35:13 ET

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2:30pm Friday
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6:35pm Saturday
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PIT 5
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NYY 4
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MIN 6
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NYM 7
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SEA 3
TAM 0
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MIL 1
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DET 3
OAK 2
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HOU 4
BAL 5
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WAS 3
CHC 0
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ARI 3
STL 4
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SDP 3
ANA 3
 
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ATL 1
LOS 1
 
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10:05pm Tonight
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10:05pm Tonight
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10:10pm Tonight
CLE
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10:10pm Tonight
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10:15pm Tonight
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7:05pm Friday
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BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
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7:10pm Friday
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8:05pm Friday
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8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
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2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
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BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
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STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
7:05pm Monday
TOR
WAS
 
7:10pm Monday
CHC
MIA
 
7:10pm Monday
MIN
BOS
 
8:10pm Monday
BAL
HOU
 
8:10pm Monday
MIL
STL
 
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COL
 
9:40pm Monday
ATL
ARI
 
10:05pm Monday
TAM
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10:10pm Monday
NYM
SDP
 
10:10pm Monday
NYY
SEA
 
10:15pm Monday
PIT
SFG
 
Final
HOU 90
GSW 104
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
Final
ANA 2
CHI 5
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
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CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
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ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
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1:00pm Friday
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IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
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FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
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NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
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6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
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USC
 
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ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
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5:05pm Sunday
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