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March 1, 2012 at 6:04 PM

USC live game thread

PAC-12 CHAMPIONS — Wroten threw an alley-oop pass to Breunig for a dunk to cap the scoring. UW 80-58.
HAVING FUN NOW — The subs are in. Martin Breunig just drained a long jumper while falling down before the shot clock expired. UW 76-52, 1:49.
CRUISING NOW — UW 63-46, 6:27.
REGAINING CONTROL — It got a little scary there for a second. USC pulled within nine points (49-40) before the Huskies surged again. Ross drained a three-pointer and Wilcox hit a long jumper before N’Diaye rolled in a hook shot. UW 56-40, 10:35.
USC RUNNING — UW 46-35, 15:33.
QUICK TIMEOUT — O’Neill is not happy. The Trojans have allowed two offensive rebounds. I’m sure he hammered USC at halftime about the rebounding. UW 44-29, 19:02.
SECOND HALF — Same starters.
HALFTIME OBSERVATIONS — Good start for the Huskies. They’re methodical and doing that they have to do. The defense could be a little better considering USC is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. Byron Wesley has gotten free for a few baskets and he has eight points. Garrett Jackson is 5 of 7 for 10 points.
On the other end, Ross leads everyone with 11 points while Gant has seven and Gaddy and Wroten each have six points. The Huskies are shooting 43.2 percent. They’ve committed nine turnovers, which is keeping USC in the game.
Washington is also destroying USC on the glass 30-10. That’s amazing.
Another half like this and the Huskies will celebrate a Pac-12 title.
HALFTIME STATS — Click here.
HALFTIME — UW 40-26.


UP TEMPO — At this pace the Huskies could reach 90 points, which is practically unheard of for a USC opponent. UW 40-24, 1:30.
ROSS HEATING UP — Ross has a game-high 11 points. Austin Seferian-Jenkins just checked in. UW 38-24, 2:35.
NICE BUILDING — The Galen Center has got to be one of the nicest facilities in the Pac-12. Maybe the Matt Arena is better, but that’s it. UW 38-22, 3:50.
A FEW WORDS ON WROTEN AND ROSS — Had a chance to talk to a couple of NBA scouts about Ross and Wroten. They said Ross has gifts that translate to the NBA and raved about his ability to elevate over defenders for jumpers. However, they had questions about his laid-back demeanor. They said Wroten’s aggressive personality is needed in the NBA. Even though he’s got deficiencies with his game, they said Wroten should make an easier jump to the league because of his personality.
FOCUSED — The Huskies look as if they’re ready to take care of business. There’s no showboating. No casualness about them whatsoever. They’ve got a killer look that’s cold and a little scary. UW 24-14, 9:05.
HOT SHOOTING — The Huskies are shooting 56 percent (9 of 16) from the field and 66.7 percent (2 of 3) on three-pointers. UW 23-11, 10:56.
HE’S CRAFTY — Wroten dove out of bounds to steal a ball and flipped it to Wilcox. Wilcox then shook a defender with a cross-over dribble for a nifty layup. UW 23-11, 11:17.
SUBS — Desmond Simmons and Shawn Kemp Jr. are in for Gant and N’Diaye. UW 18-11, 13:21.
HIGHLIGHT — Ross deflected away a pass for a steal that led to a breakaway dunk. USC coach Kevin O’Neill called an early timeout. UW 13-4, 15:56.
MATCHUPS — Wroten has drawn the defensive assignment on Jones. UW 11-4, 16:59.
GOOD START — The Huskies have scored on three of their first four possessions. UW 8-2, 17:31.
PLENTY OF GOOD SEATS AVAILABLE — There’s maybe 2,000 folks in the building.
STARTING LINEUPS — No change for UW: F Darnell Gant, C Aziz N’Diaye, G Terrence Ross, G Tony Wroten Jr. and G Terrence Ross.
SPEAKING OF IT — Here’s a nice blurb on Thomas.
IT IN TOWN — Isaiah Thomas and the Sacramento Kings are playing the Los Angeles Lakers tomorrow at the Staples Center. No chance the Huskies will take in the 7:30 p.m. game because they have an early 11 a.m. game themselves on Saturday.
ON THE NET — No TV tonight. You can find the game at USCTrojans.com.
NBA WELL REPRESENTED — Just for kicks I went to the NBA scouts section and thought I’d tally who has reserved a seat for tonight. The list includes: Dallas, Utah, Sacramento, Detroit, Minnesota, Miami, New Jersey, Cleveland, Indiana, San Antonio, Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago and Toronto. That’s 17 teams. Wonder who they’re here to see?
HUSKIES IN THE HOUSE — Washington just made its way to the Galen Center. Martin Breunig and Terrence Ross are the first players on the court.

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