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2017 Schedule
26-10, 5th in Pac-12
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5dChad Ford

Chimezie Metu has a decision to make

The USC sophomore improved his NBA draft stock by averaging 19 points in three NCAA tournament games, including 28 in the Trojans' loss to Baylor.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor is in the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in eight years under Scott Drew. Quite a run.

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor beats USC 82-78, but the ViewFromVegas is the Trojans cover as 5.5-point 'dogs on a wild tip-in at buzzer.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Manu Lecomte was absolutely huge for Baylor down the stretch. Lecomte scored all 12 of his points in the game's final 4:40, including a four-point play that ignited the Bears from behind.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor joins Kansas and West Virginia as third Big 12 team to make the Sweet 16. USC nearly pulled off a third consecutive tournament comeback, but couldn't hit the big shot in the final minute.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

On a bang-bang charge/block call Johnathan Motley fouls out going to the basket. He's scored a Baylor-high 19 points. A potentially massive swing.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor guard Manu Lecomte has taken over for the Bears. A four-point play, a steal, two free throws and a driving layup has given Baylor the lead -- and, finally, the momentum. Lecomte had not scored before that sequence.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor's top scorer Johnathan Motley just picked up his fourth foul. Scott Drew sits him on the bench, but for how long against the red-hot Trojans?

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

USC seems to have an unending tank of energy. Despite this being their third game since Wednesday, the Trojans are shooting better than 50 percent from the field and have done a reasonably job taking care of the ball against Baylor's rangy zone.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Bennie Boatwright is hitting some tough shots and USC is keeping pace with Baylor. Boatwright has been a huge catalyst in the Trojans' two tournament comebacks.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

USC alum and OKC Thunder forward Taj Gibson catching up with Trojans AD Lynn Swann here in Tulsa.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Friday, Baylor advanced behind a monster effort from reserves Terry Maston and Al Freeman. So far against USC, King McClure has been the difference with four first-half 3s.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Dance off...

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

In the battle of zone defenses, Baylor's length has been the difference so far against USC. The Bears are cleaning up the glass, with almost half their points coming from second-chance baskets. The Trojans will have to box out much better out of their zone to have a chance of pulling an upset.

ESPN Stats and Information  

USC pulled off its second dramatic come-from-behind victory of the NCAA tournament in an upset over SMU. The odds are stacked against the Trojans once again as they face 3rd-seeded Baylor, who is a huge favorite per ESPN's BPI.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor guard Jake Lindsey, on Sunday opponent USC, which already has two double-digit comebacks in this tournament: "When you have a few wins like that, it definitely sparks a belief in your team. It shows they have some resilience and some fight."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU coach Tim Jankovich, on not calling a timeout before his team missed a potential game-winning shot in the loss to USC: "You never know what you're going to get. They could double. They can switch their zone. They can go to man. They can double your ball screens. … But when you let flow happen and … your team knows what you're calling. … I think it's 10-to-1 you have a better chance."

ESPN
12dGreg Rosenstein

Tournament Challenge: USC's upset over SMU causes a stir

Through six games Friday of the 2017 NCAA tournament, here's a look at what the results mean for the ESPN Tournament Challenge:Following USC's win over SMU, 4,648 perfect brackets remained out of 18,797,085.

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Enfield describes USC's amazing last 48 hours (2:06)

ESPN Stats and Information  

USC's rally from a 12-point second-half deficit over SMU was the Trojans' 13th double-digit comeback win of the season, most such wins in Division I.

Team Stats

Points Per Game78.262nd
Rebounds Per Game35.7179th
Assists Per Game15.364th
Points Allowed73.1209th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record11-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances17