Here's my game preview from today's paper, dealing mostly with USC's oddball defenses.
Here's an interesting take from the LA Times on the Trojans' mysterious home-court advantage at Galen Center, where they are 13-1 this season despite a relative absence of fans.
And here are a few things coach Lorenzo Romar said yesterday that didn't make my story or -- until now -- this blog:
On USC guard Dwight Lewis, who didn't play in the Huskies' home win against the Trojans: "He is just so dangerous. He can shoot the three, he can pull up mid-range game, he gets to the foul line, he goes to the rim, he's got great size, you've got to box him out, he gets out in transition. He is a true scorer."
On his team's chance of falling from first to fouth this weekend: "In this league or in college basketball in general, to me you're always just two weeks away from the arrow pointing down or pointing up for that matter. We've been on both sides."