USC Can't Get Anything Right in a 70-54 Trouncing
17th-ranked Washington State (18-5, 6-5) simply overwhelmed USC (15-8, 6-5). In a reversal of a recent trend, the Cougars shot 59.6% from the field. Until today, Pac-10 opponents had been averaging 38% against the Trojans.
USC lost for just the second time in its last eight games and ended a four-game road winning streak.
To put a topping on a very frustrating afternoon, Coach Tim Floyd was ejected from the game with 4:49 left in the game. Floyd rushed to the floor when O.J. Mayo took a hard fall on the floor while driving to the basket and a foul wasn't called. He drew an automatic technical foul. He continued to argue the point and received a second technical and was ejected from the game.
After the game Floyd said, "I can't talk about officiating, because I want to coach the next game."
Following this game, the Trojans have a week off. Their next game is against UCLA, next Sunday, February 17, at the Galen Center, 7:00 p.m. PST, Fox Sports Prime Ticket.
Davon Jefferson, left, shoots over Washington State forward Robbie Cowgill (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Kyle Weaver (25) drives inside of Dwight Lewis in the first half. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
O. J. Mayo shoots over the defense of Washington State forward Robbie Cowgill. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Taj Gibson splits between Washington State forward Robbie Cowgill (34) and center Aron Baynes. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
O. J. Mayo, left, loses the ball as Washington State players Robbie Cowgill, center, and Derrick Low, right, move towards the ball. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Coach Tim Floyd is escorted off the court by forward O. J. Mayo and John David Wicker, left, Washington State University associate athletic director for event management, after being ejected as Floyd exchanges words with referee David Hall. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)
Davon Jefferson, left, O. J. Mayo, center, and Dwight Lewis, right, watch as coach Tim Floyd is escorted off the court after being ejected. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)