Usual game-day blogging planned tonight ... but with one warning:
The game isn't on live, but will be on tape-delay at 9:30 tonight on FSN. Therefore, if you want to watch that without knowing the result, but sure to stay away from this blog because I'll be clicking in here at the usual pace: pregame news if any, a quick halftime report, and then the usual stats, quotes and discussion after.
Also, I usually put the halftime and final score as part of the blog headlines, and I'll try to remember to avoid that tonight so I don't give the score away to anyone on our site who doesn't want to know.
6:50: Tip is just about 10-15 minutes away and we have an exceptionally small crowd here. The studnet section is full and in good form -- they just booed a young woman in a USC T-shirt shown on the video screen – but the rest of the gym is almost empty.