USC vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview

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USC vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview
USC
(8-13, 1-7 away)
UCLA
(16-5, 11-3 home)
Venue: Pauley Pavilion
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
USC E Wise 12.5 D Dedmon 7.0 J Fontan 4.7
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 9.1 L Drew II 8.0

On Wednesday, UCLA plays host to USC at Pauley Pavilion. The game gets underway at 10:00 EST and you can see it on Pac-12 Network. The Bruins are 6-4 against the Trojans over the last four years. They won 55-40 on 3/7/2012 the last time they played.

UCLA is in 2nd place in the conference, USC is in 9th place.

The Bruins were defeated by Arizona State 78-60 on January 26th despite 19 points and 6 rebounds from Jordan Adams. He tallies 15.3 points per game and also adds 4.0 rebounds per game. For the Trojans, Aaron Fuller finished with 6 points and 6 rebounds in the 74-50 loss to Arizona on January 26th. He is averaging 3.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.

UCLA appears to have a key statistical advantage over USC in one area, scoring, where the Bruins have an edge over the Trojans, 77 points per game to 65 points per game.

USC StatSmack

  • Even computers respect UCLA more. We have a better RPI this season than USC (RPI: #55 vs #148).
  • We're a talent magnet. Since 1998 UCLA has recruited more Top 10 high school players than USC (7 vs 2).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 UCLA has recruited more Top 50 high school players than USC (25 vs 9).
  • Jordan Adams is ranked 5th in the Pac 12 in points and 5th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • It's only wins and losses, but UCLA has a better overall record than USC this season (10-3 vs 5-8).
  • UCLA is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on UCLA is 226 lbs compared to 216 lbs for USC.
  • UCLA is better under pressure, and has defeated USC in 9 out of the last 15 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • You get an A for effort, but UCLA has emerged victorious against USC the last 4 times they've played.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, UCLA has had more players drafted by the NBA than USC (13 vs 6).
  • The UCLA three-point leader (Jordan Adams) has more three-pointers than the USC three-point leader (JT Terrell).
  • UCLA has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than USC ($16,824 vs $30,097).
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Eric Wise 29 12 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Byron Wesley 31 10 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Dewayne Dedmon 22 6 7 1 1 2 1
C Jio Fontan 33 9 1 5 1 0 3
C JT Terrell 25 10 2 1 1 0 2
C Omar Oraby 16 7 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Aaron Fuller 15 3 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Sugiyama 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Chass Bryan 13 2 1 2 0 0 1
D Ari Stewart 10 3 2 0 0 0 1
D S. Gavrilovic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Munoz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Brendyn Taylor 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Blasczyk 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Greg Allen 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
D R. Woolridge 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ S. Muhammad 29 18 5 1 1 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 29 10 9 4 2 1 2
B+ Jordan Adams 28 15 4 2 2 0 1
B Travis Wear 30 12 6 1 1 1 2
B Larry Drew II 35 6 3 8 1 0 2
C+ David Wear 22 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 23 7 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Tony Parker 7 3 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
D S. Derboghosian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D K. McCaskill 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Aubrey Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D David Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
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