USC vs. Washington State: Full Game Preview
|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).