USC is in danger of a second three-game losing streak.
The state of Arizona hasn’t been a gracious host for the Trojans this week. USC lost to Arizona State 80-78 on Thursday night and now the team travels south to Tucson to take on the Wildcats on Saturday.
USC (17-8) is on its heels entering Saturday’s Pac-12 tilt. The Trojans (8-4 in the Pac-12) have fallen to third in the Pac-12 and a loss on Saturday could drop the team to fourth in the conference depending on what Washington does against Oregon State on Saturday night.
“We’re going to stick together and try to win on Saturday,” USC coach Andy Enfield said, according to ESPN, via the Associated Press.
A win could have a reverse effect for the Trojans. Arizona (19-6) is on it’s own two-game skid. The Wildcats (9-3) are just one game ahead of USC and UCLA in the conference. That means a win for the Trojans could vault them into a tie with Arizona. If UCLA captures a win over Arizona State on Saturday there will be a three-way tie atop the conference.
Saturday is going to feature some movement a the top of the Pac-12. What we do know is Arizona is going to stay atop the conference. We’ll see if they are going to have company. The Trojans and Bruins sure hope so.