Dating back to 1987-88, the Wildcats are 9-5 in the 13th game of the season. With the win over USC the Wildcats are 5-4 on the road on the season's 13th game.
NOT THIS TIME
Coming into the game Gardner was averaging 21.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 4.7 assists a game at the Sports Arena. In his final game there he scored just five points.
TROJAN GOLD, NOT THE ANSWER
The Trojans had left their gold uniforms in the equipment room for more than five year. Prior to the season, the team decided to leave them there.....until the Arizona Wildcats came to the Sports Arena. The Trojans blew the dust off of the old uniforms, but it was the Wildcats that eventually blew past the Trojans.
EVEN THE MASCOT IS TRENDY
The USC mascot, a fake muscled, big headed Trojan, sported yellow tinted sunglasses at the start of the game. After the Wildcats took the lead, the Trojan switched to black lenses.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
The USC dance squad is actually called the "Trojan Dance Force." Not only do they have props, but they go through numerous costume changes during the game.
TALE OF TWO HAVES
Desmon Farmer scored 20 in the first half points and just three in the second. Rory O'Neal went scoreless in the first half, but scored 10 in the second before fouling out.
Andre Iguodala scored 11 points, a career high. He was also respsonsible for guarding and holding Farmer to three second half points. Hassan Adams, scored 21 points, just one point shy of his career high.
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