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USC Trojans – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017

USC Trojans – March Madness Team Predictions, Odds and Preview 2017


USC Trojans (Overall: 24-9, Conf: 10-8)


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Team Strengths

This is USC’s second-straight trip to the Big Dance, and its sixth berth in the last 11 years. The Trojans create trouble solely on scoring and more scoring, averaging nearly 80 points per game while shooting above 50 percent from the floor. There are four players scoring in double figures for this team this season—with Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu leading the way with at least 14 points per outing.  USC is a +30,000 long shot in this year’s NCAA Tournament.

Team Weaknesses

While the offense causes chaos for opponents, the defense does the opposite. The Trojans rank 194th in the nation in points given up (73.2) and allow close to 30 field goals made per game, including 8.4 threes, both also among the worst this season.

Team Statistics (from teamrankings.com)

Category Stat Ranking
Points Per Game 78.7  #44
Rebounds Per Game 36.2  #131
Blocks Per Game 5.4 #11
3-Point Percentage  36.3  #110
Free Throw Percentage  73.9  #65

Starting Lineup

Position Name PPG
F Bennie Boatwright 14.6
F Chimezie Metu 14.5
G Jordan McLaughlin  13.1
G Shaqquan Aaron 12.4
G De’Anthony Melton 8.7

Writer’s Prediction

USC (+30,000) makes it up to the second round only.

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