USC vs. Washington State: Full Game Preview

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USC vs. Washington State: Full Game Preview
USC
(14-16, 3-9 away)
Washington State
(12-18, 11-7 home)
Venue: Beasley Coliseum
6:30PM ET / 3:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
USC E Wise 12.1 D Dedmon 7.0 J Fontan 5.2
Washington State B Motum 17.9 B Motum 6.3 R Woolridge 2.7

On Saturday, USC travels to Beasley Coliseum to take on Washington State. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Trojans beat the Cougars 72-68 on Feb. 7 and are 4-5 against them over the last four years.

USC is in sixth place in the conference, Washington State is in 11th place.

The Trojans were defeated by Washington 65-57 on Mar. 6 despite 18 points and six rebounds from Dewayne Dedmon. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 7.0 rebounds per game, 2.1 blocks per game, and 1.1 steals per game. In a 73-61 victory over UCLA on Mar. 6, Brock Motum put up 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Cougars. He contributes a team-leading 17.9 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game.

Washington State StatSmack

  • The USC blocks leader (Dewayne Dedmon, 64 blocks) has more blocks than the Washington State blocks leader (Brock Motum, 24 blocks).
  • USC has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (24 percent vs. 76 percent).
  • USC has come back to win after being down at half against Washington State six times since 1997.
  • USC players are more experienced than Washington State players (18,801 minutes played vs. 12,346 minutes played).
  • JT Terrell is ranked 3rd in the Pac-12 in three-pointers.
  • The USC three-point leader (JT Terrell, 62 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Washington State three-point leader (DaVonte Lacy, 46 three-pointers).
  • USC is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on USC is 216 lbs compared to 209 lbs for Washington State.
  • USC has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (51.6 percent to 48.3 percent).
  • Dewayne Dedmon is ranked 9th in the Pac-12 in rebounds and 34th nationally in blocks.
  • USC has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Washington State according to Kiplinger (71.6 percent vs. 40 percent).
  • The USC assist leader (Jio Fontan, 155 assists) has more assists than the Washington State assist leader (Royce Woolridge, 82 assists).
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Eric Wise 31 12 6 2 1 0 2
B- Byron Wesley 32 10 4 2 1 0 2
B- Dewayne Dedmon 22 7 7 1 1 2 2
C+ Jio Fontan 33 9 2 5 1 0 3
C+ JT Terrell 28 11 2 1 1 0 2
C Omar Oraby 14 6 4 0 0 1 1
C- Aaron Fuller 15 4 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Ari Stewart 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Chass Bryan 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D S. Gavrilovic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D James Blasczyk 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D R. Woolridge 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Brendyn Taylor 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Greg Allen 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brock Motum 0 18 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Mike Ladd 32 12 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Royce Woolridge 32 11 3 3 1 0 2
C DaVonte Lacy 31 11 3 2 1 0 2
C D.J. Shelton 26 6 6 2 1 1 2
C- D. Kernich-Drew 23 7 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Will Dilorio 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Junior Longrus 10 1 2 1 0 1 0
D Bryce Leavitt 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Brett Boese 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Hunter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Keaton Hayenga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
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