Friday, December 6, 2019 at 9:00pm EST
Written by Blake V.
The Pac-12 will meet the Big-12 in a marquee non-conference matchup between USC
on Friday night at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth. USC comes into this game with a 7-2 record, having beat Harvard by 15 points last weekend in the Trojans’ most recent contest. The Horned Frogs are 6-1 this season, coming into Friday night’s game fresh off an 81-69 win against Illinois State on Tuesday.
USC hoping to pick up big road winUSC opened the season with five wins in a row. The Trojans picked up victories against Florida A&M, Portland, South Dakota State, Nevada and Pepperdine to open the year. They have gone 2-2 since then, losing games to Temple and Marquette, while beating Fairfield and Harvard. In Sunday’s win against Harvard, USC picked up a third-place finish at the Orlando Invitational. The Trojans held a 25-point lead with nine minutes left in the game.
Freshman forward Onyeka Okongwu has not disappointed in the early stages of his first season on campus, leading the team with 17.9 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game. He is not a threat from the perimeter, missing all three of his attempts from long range. Senior forward Nick Rakocevic is scoring 12.1 points per game and grabbing 8.1 rebounds per outing. Senior guard Jonah Mathews is the other Trojan averaging double digits, as he is scoring 10.9 points per game. He leads the team in made 3-pointers, converting on 17 of 51 attempts. Freshman forward Isaiah Mobley is scoring 9.1 points per game and freshman guard Ethan Anderson leads the team with 4.9 assists per contest.
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