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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:33:00 EDTNewly appointed USC women's basketball head coach Mark Trakh has solidified his coaching staff in bringing former assistants Jason Glover, Aarika Hughes and Blanche Alverson to Troy. All three coaches worked under Trakh while he was at the helm at New Mexico State, with a hand in the Aggies' series of runs to the NCAA Tournament.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:06:00 EDTMark Trakh, who led USC and Pepperdine to NCAA Tournament appearances before guiding New Mexico State to NCAA berths the past three seasons, is returning to USC as its head women's basketball coach, USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced today (April 21).
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:44:00 EDTAnother round of Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention goes to two Women of Troy in recognition of another season of strong academic achievements put forth by the pair of standout USC guards. Senior Courtney Jaco now has her third set of academic accolades, while junior Sadie Edwards has collected her second selection to the Pac-12’s academic honor roll.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:17:00 EDTUSC women's basketball head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke announced today (March 3) that she has resigned after four seasons guiding the Women of Troy.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 15:03:00 EDTThe USC women's basketball team had the game level in the early stages of the fourth quarter, but No. 8 seed California dug in and kept converting in the paint and from the free-throw line to stave off the No. 9 seeded Trojans in today's Pac-12 Tournament opener in Seattle. A final 71-58 win by the Golden Bears sends Cal on to tomorrow's quarterfinals, while USC finishes up its time in Seattle holding a 14-16 overall record.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:13:00 EDTUSC continues its road-heavy late stretch of the 2016-17 season with a journey to Seattle for the action at the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament. The Trojans' fourth road trip in five weeks will see USC settle in for competition at KeyArena, standing as the No. 9 seed in this year's tourney. The Women of Troy (14-15) will open this year's run with a first-round clash against No. 8 seeded California (18-12) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (March 2) at KeyArena. A win in that game would advance the Trojans into the quarterfinals against top-seeded Oregon State at 11:30 a.m. on Friday (March 3). The path from there would include an 6 p.m. semifinal on Saturday (March 4) followed by the championship game at 6 p.m. on Sunday (March 5).USC is now three years removed from its historic run to the 2014 Pac-12 Tournament Championship, where the fifth-seeded Trojans became the first team ever to win four games in the tournament.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:41:00 EDTAs the Pac-12 Tournament looms on the horizon for the USC women’s basketball team, three Women of Troy will carry All-Pac-12 honors with them into tournament play this week. Junior forward Kristen Simon has landed a spot among the conference’s top-15 players as a member of the All-Pac-12 Team. Senior guard Courtney Jaco has earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention as well as All-Defensive Honorable Mention. And freshman guard Minyon Moore has locked in a spot on the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:51:00 EDTThe USC women’s basketball team fought out of a 17-point hole and had the game tied up with six minutes left, but host Arizona was able to fend off the visiting Trojans for a 67-62 final victory today in Tucson. USC’s loss closes out the regular season with the Trojans at 14-15 overall and with a 5-13 finish in Pac-12 play. Arizona stands the same as USC, also at 14-15, 5-13 with the Pac-12 Tournament coming up next week.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:42:00 EDThe USC women's basketball team fought through 10 ties and was within one point of No. 23 host Arizona State in the fourth quarter before the Sun Devils forged their path to victory. As the foul count escalated against the Trojans, ASU made the most of its moments and made its move. A late rally from USC wasn't enough, as the Sun Devils held on from the free-throw line for a 69-62 victory over the visiting Trojans tonight. USC goes to 14-14 overall and to 5-12 in Pac-12 play with one regular-season contest left to play. ASU improves to 18-10, 9-8.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:08:00 EDTThe U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected guard Minyon Moore of USC as its Women's National Freshman of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 19. This is the USBWA's final selection of the season, which has been handed out each Tuesday this year.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:35:00 EDTUSC’s last regular-season road trip takes the Women of Troy to the desert in a final push to upgrade seedings for the coming Pac-12 Tournament. USC (14-13, 5-11 Pac-12) will look to top off a season sweep of Arizona State when the Trojans pay a visit to the No. 23 Sun Devils (17-10, 8-8) for an 8 p.m. MT matchup on Friday (Feb. 24) in Tempe. Then, USC caps off the regular season looking to grab a repeat win over Arizona (13-14, 4-12), taking on the Wildcats at 2 p.m. MT on Sunday (Feb. 26) in Tucson.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:11:00 EDTAfter leading the Women of Troy in scoring for the past three games, Minyon Moore has grabbed her second selection of the season as Pac-12 Freshman of the Week.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:06:00 EDTThe USC women's basketball team made a strong stand against visiting No. 9 Washington today at Galen Center, but the Huskies got hot at all the right moments to forge a path to an 87-74 victory over the Women of Troy. It was Senior Day for the Trojans, who celebrated their senior class of talent -- Jordan Adams, Courtney Jaco, Ivana Jakubcova and Alexis Lloyd. In her final game at a Galen Center, Jaco continued her 3-point streak, as USC"s No. 2 all-time career 3-point shooter nailed three more in today's game. USC goes to 14-13 overall and to 5-11 in Pac-12 play with the loss, while Washington improves to 25-4, 13-3.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:17:00 EDTAmidst a deluge outdoors, USC women's basketball team swamped visiting Washington State 80-64 in an important Pac-12 win at Galen Center tonight. Freshman Minyon Moore emerged with 32 points to lead the Trojans, becoming USC's first 30-point scorer in three years. The victory improves USC's overall record to 14-12 and its Pac-12 mark to 5-10. WSU goes to 10-16, 5-10 with the road loss.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:03:00 EDTUSC's last home stand of the season has the Cougars and the Huskies coming to Galen Center for two key Pac-12 clashes. On Friday (Feb. 17), the Trojans (13-12, 4-10 Pac-12) will look to avenge a road loss taken at Washington State (10-15, 5-9) in a 6 p.m. showdown. At Friday's game, USC will Fight On 4 Kay, raising breast cancer awareness by wearing pink at the game while the first 500 fans receive special Play 4 Kay shirts to help support the cause. On Sunday (Feb. 19), USC will celebrate Senior Day at Galen Center, holding a pregame ceremony to honor its 2017 seniors, Jordan Adams, Courtney Jaco, Ivana Jakubcova and Alexis Lloyd. At 3 p.m., the Trojans will tip off against No. 9 Washington (24-3, 12-2) in a chance to post a second win over a top-10 opponent this season. Both games will be broadcast on Pac-12 Los Angeles and Pac-12 Washington. Sunday's game also will air nationally on Pac-12 Network.