The No. 19 USC Trojans will head on the road to play the No. 7 Arizona Wildcats on Saturday in a Pac-12 matchup featuring top 20 teams.
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How to watch No. 19 USC vs. No. 7 Arizona
When: Saturday, February 5th, 5:00 p.m. ET
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, AZ
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On Thursday night, No. 19 USC visits Arizona State in Pac-12 action. This will be the second game between the two teams in as many weeks, with the two sides squaring off back on Jan. 24.
Arizona (18-2, 8-1 Pac-12) will look for their third consecutive victory as they look to extend their lead in the top spot of the conference standings. The Wildcats are rated as the second-rated team in KenPom, and Bennedict Mathurin is the team’s leading scorer with 16.9 points per game.
USC (19-3, 9-3 Pac-12) will also look to extend their winning streak to three, and they lead the Pac-12 in conference wins heading into Saturday. The Trojans are barely rated inside the top 30 in KenPom, and Isaiah Mobley leads the team in just about every major statistical category.
USC ran away with that last matchup, notching a 78-56 win in Los Angeles. Senior guard Drew Peterson led the way for the Trojans, scoring a team-high 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with eight rebounds.
The real story was the Trojans’ defense. Arizona State shot just 34.4% from the field in that game and 26.7% from three.
The Trojans’ defense has been excellent all year. They’re allowing just 63.5 points per game, which is the second-lowest total in the Pac-12.
With that strong defense, the Trojans have worked their way to an 18-3 overall record. They have an 8-3 mark against conference opponents.
On the other side, Arizona State is trying to snap a three-game losing streak. The Sun Devils have only played once since their last meeting with USC, losing to in-state rival Arizona on Jan 29.