USC basketball gets all the love from CBB media
USC basketball became the darling of the college basketball media after their Sweet 16 victory over Oregon.
What a night for USC basketball.
The Trojans faced off with their Pac-12 rival Oregon and avenged the conference title in style.
While the Ducks launched a late comeback, USC held onto their big lead and advanced to the Elite Eight.
It’s the first time since 2001 the Trojans have made it so far in the NCAA Tournament.
How did they do it? The college basketball media was drooling over USC’s outstanding performance.
One of the big talking points highlighted by analysts on Twitter was USC’s defense, which has stifled every team they’ve come across so far. Oregon was no different.
Evan Mobley also got some attention for his athleticism. It’s just impossible to guard him. It wasn’t his biggest night, with just 10 points and six rebounds, but his six assists shouldn’t be overlooked.
Isaiah Mobley also made an impression with 13 bounts, six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block. However, the guards Isaiah White and Tahj Eaddy were the true stars of the show. The former had 22 points on 4-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc while the latter had 20 points on 3-of-6 shooting from distance.
Now that they’re in the Elite EIght, of course there was discussion of who bought into USC the earliest.
Others couldn’t help but look at the bigger tournament picture. The Trojans sure look like one of the more dangerous teams left in the field.
Rightful praise for Andy Enfield emerged.
There were jokes too.
And meme fodder.
The Trojans get to celebrate their deepest tournament run in 20 years, but there is more to come.
On Tuesday, USC will take on No. 1 overall seed Gonzaga with a Final Four spot on the line. It’ll take a herculean effort to unseat the Zags, but thee Trojans are playing as well as anyone right now. Who knows what the Elite Eight will hold.
Just stay tuned to find out.