KO on USC

Arizona takes on USC tonight at 7:30 Pacific time. The Trojans and the Wildcats are somewhat similar teams. Both have played tough non-conference games and have a young nucleus. Here is what Kevin O'Neill had to say about the Trojans.

"I think they have a really solid team. The thing that really stabilizes them is that they have some guys back who had great success in the NCAA tournament last year. The Sweet 16 team, they played good basketball all year.

"Mayo is obviously a good player, (Davon) Jefferson is a good player. They have decent depth and are well coached. I am hoping it will be a heck of a game.

"They have won some road games… There are a lot of good teams in the Pac-10. To me if they are hot or not does not mean so much. They are very solid, well coached basketball team.

"I have not gone against it (Floyd's defense) yet. I have seen it on tape. Tim has always been one of the best defensive coaches in the country. I am sure we will see some zone and triangle and two, and it will be important for our guys to recognize those kinds of things and execute offensively what we want to do against those things.

"It is harder to win on the road in college compared to the NBA. It is more of an advantage because you have younger players and guys have not been in as many situations. I hope our guys are taking it as we have a great opportunity to play a really good basketball team, let's try to win."


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