The USC Trojans felt like they we robbed of an NCAA Tournament invitation. Guard Jonah Mathews even felt that the team could’ve been in the Sweet 16. But it turns out USC couldn’t even make the final eight in the NIT.
USC lost 79-75 to Western Kentucky on Monday night. The Trojans were reflective of a turmoil-filled season following the game.
“It’s tough. it hasn’t really hit me yet. It was a good run. The last four years have been amazing,” Jordan McLaughlin said, per Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register.
McLaughlin played his final game with the Trojans on Monday night. The senior could be a second-round pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.
It was a frustrating end to a season that started with a lot of promise. The Trojans are now forced to move on to next year without McLaughlin, Elijah Stewart and Chimezie Metu.