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January 12, 2006 at 7:30 PM

Empty house at USC

LOS ANGELES – A half-hour before tip off and there can’t be 500 people here. This, at least, won’t be an intimidating environment for the Huskies. Now it’s just a matter of if they will show up or not.
If I were a betting man – and judging by my entry in a bowl-game pool, thank goodness I’m not – I’d say they will.
I don’t think there were any Huskies fans on my flight down – which went through San Francisco – but if there were, they might have taken it as a good omen that sitting in the waiting area were Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey, whose “Don’t Stop Believin'” has become an anthem for all kinds of sports teams.
Maybe that’s all the Huskies need right now, a little continued belief.
As you’re surely aware, this is the first road game for the Huskies, which finally sunk in to the players last night.
A school official said when the team arrived, they found their road purple uniforms neatly laid out for them in their rooms. Several are said to have done a double take, having not seen those unis all season.
Check back for more coverage here after the game, and tomorrow in the Times and online.

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