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February 7, 2008 at 6:35 PM

USC game thread

HUSKIES FALL TO 3-7 IN CONFERENCE PLAY — Think we can call this one with UW down 69-48 with 3:46 left. UW is now 12-11 overall and 3-7 in Pac-10 play. Huskies will need a huge upset of UCLA Sunday to avoid losing all four ot his homestand and falling to .500 on the season — the deepest into any year UW has had this low of a winning percentage since the 2003-04 season.
WELL THAT WENT FAST — About the minute you thought this would be a game, USC turned it again into a rout. USC has scored 19 straight points after UW finally had tied it at 38. UW missed 12 straight shots as the Trojans went on their run.
SHOOTING STILL OFF — UW is shooting just 16-46 for the game starting the half 2-10. UW hit six in a row to key the comeback but is now again struggling.
HUSKIES BACK IN IT — UW was down 14 but hit six straight shots to climb within 36-33 at halftime. Sorry for the lack of comments but trying to track down the new assistant football coach here at halftime.
MAYO GOING OFF — Mayo now has 18 points, hitting 7-11 shots as the Trojans are threatening to blow this one open early. UW has hit two in a row to crawl within 30-20. Bbut the Huskies missed 20 of their first 26 shots.
USC SOLVES ZONE — USC figured that out. The Trojans made six shots in a row to take an 18-14 lead. Mayo has hit 5-8 to lead all with 12.
GIBSON PICKS UP THREE EARLY FOULS — USC coach Tim Floyd gambled and lost here in the first half, deciding to leave in center Taj Gibson after he picked up his second foul at the 15:05 mark. Gibson then picked up his third with 12:25 left and is now surely out for the rest of the half. It’s 13-12 UW with 11:30 left.
ZONE WORKING EARLY — USC looks a little tentative against UW’s zone and is 2-6 early on. Bad news for the Huskies is that they are just 2-7, leading to a 5-4 Husky lead at the first time out.
HUSKIES START IN ZONE — UW is playing a 2-3 zone to open the game — I can’t remember the last time UW opened a game in a zone, something they usually go to if needed later on.
PRE-GAME — A half-hour before tipoff and it will be interesting to see what kind of crowd we get tonight. There were plenty of tickets left, a spokesman said, and the three-game losing streak is obviously keeping people away. On the other hand, I’d think people would be intrigued to see O.J. Mayo in person.
The Dawg Pack is already prepared for Mayo, some holding up boxing gloves, which I’m assuming is a reference to the broken jaw suffered in the pre-season by Daniel Hackett, which all at USC said came from an accidental elbow but which at least one report said came from a Mayo punch.
Also, those of you wishing this game were on live TV everywhere almost got your wish. When the Fox crew sent to Pullman for tonight’s UCLA-WSU game was delayed for a while due to weather, the crew here started ramping up to make this a national telecast. But the eastside crew finally got to Pullman and all is on schedule — this game will be on Prime Ticket and Fox College Sports and delayed on FSN-Northwest.

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