USC Sports Report
Both basketball teams will face the Oregon schools this week after mixed results against the Bruins in Los Angeles.
The Women of Troy (9-6, 4-1) extended their winning streak to four after beating UCLA, 47-43. They now will host their first home contests of 2012 when the Oregon Ducks (10-8, 2-4) come into town at 7 p.m. Thursday, followed by the Oregon State Beavers (11-6, 2-4) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both schools are unranked.
The men (5-13, 0-5) will be traveling up north to face the Ducks and Beavers as well and try to snag their first conference win. Over the weekend, the Trojans suffered an embarrassing 66-47 loss to UCLA. Shooting just 36.0 percent, it was their sixth consecutive game shooting less that 40%t from the field. In contrast, UCLA shot 51%. Travis Wear led the Bruins with a game-high 19 points and 8 rebounds. Maurice Jones -- the only Trojan to hit double figures on Sunday -- had 13 points. The Trojans will tip off against Oregon (13-5, 4-2) at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and Oregon State (11-7, 1-5) on Jan. 21.
Though no team in the Pac 12 is currently ranked, Oregon is coming off a road sweep defeating Arizona State, 67-58 and Arizona, 59-57. USC lost to both schools at home.
OFF TO A GREAT START
The No. 5 men's volleyball team (3-0, 2-0) will go on the road for the first time, still undefeated. They will take on BYU (4-1, 2-0) on Friday and again on Saturday, both at 7 p.m. Recently, the men swept Long Beach State (25-17, 25-16, 25-18) and Cal State Northridge (25-18, 25-16, 25-13). Considering this team has only two seniors, the men's volleyball program might have a good few years ahead of them.
USC's swim team has a history adorned with gold medals with recent alumni such as Rebecca Soni (2008) and Lenny Krayzelburg (2000, 2004 ). The men have started the season ranked fifth and the women third. This weekend they host Wisconsin at a two-day meet on Wednesday and Thursday. The Badgers' women are ranked No. 16, but their men are unranked.
In tennis, freshman Zoe Scandalis knocked off the top-ranked player in the nation after a 6-7 (8), 7-6 (5), 6-3 comeback win, against Stanford's Mallory Burdette to win the Freeman Memorial in Las Vegas.
Men's tennis swept the singles and doubles title matches at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup. NCAA singles champ won the singles title by beating teammate Daniel Nguyen. However, Nguyen then teamed up with Ray Sarmiento to beat Johnson and Yannick Hanfmann 9-7 to win the doubles championship.