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YouTube Thursday: Cal v. USC 3: D

This is the third time Cal will see USC this year.  So, for those of you who read the YTTs, this could be the 3rd time you see some of these videos.

For the other 99% of you, however, we got some videos you might want to check out.  They preview various players of USC and some of their previous games.  Help give insight as to the team we will be seeing tonight. 

Cal played USC incredibly tough last time out and got the victory in OT.  The time before it was another close game, but USC pulled it off.  The difference?  Cal won in Berkeley, USC in LA.  Since the game will be in LA, does that bode poorly for Cal?  I sure hope not!  Either way, Go Bears!

Here's the official preview.


California Golden Bears (22-9, 11-7) vs. USC Trojans (18-12, 9-9)
Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m. PT, Staples Center, Los Angeles, Calif.
Radio: KYOU (1550 AM) TV: Fox SportsNet

USC Scouting Report
A Look at USC

USC locked up the sixth seed in the Pac-10 Tournament with a victory over Oregon State last Saturday to cap off a two-win weekend for the Trojans. Before the two wins over the Oregon schools last weekend, the Trojans lost to Cal and Stanford in Northern California the weekend before. Taj Gibson leads USC in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.4 ppg and 9.3 rpg.

Cal-USC Series History
The Bears and Trojans have split the season series the past two years, with the home team winning each contest. Cal knocked off then-No. 22 USC in the 2007-08 Pac-10 opener, 82-72. Patrick Christopher led the Bears with 24 points, while Jerome Randle collected 16. The Trojans got even in Los Angeles later in the year, prevailing 93-89 in overtime. The teams met in overtime again this season, with Cal winning, 81-78 in overtime on Feb. 26 at Haas Pavilion, following its road loss Jan. 31 at USC 73-62. Cal leads the all-time series, 126-117.

USC Head Coach Tim Floyd
Tim Floyd is in his fourth season at USC and 21st season of head coaching at the collegiate and NBA levels. In 2007-08, he led USC to a 21-12 record and into the NCAA Tournament after finishing tied for third in the Pac-10 with an 11-7 record.

Some videos against UCLA:

Highlights against us from earlier this year:




Stanford v. USC:


USC v. Arizona:


Taj Gibson interview:

USC at the start of the season:

USC also lost to Mizzou!

More info on Daniel Hackett:

He's fluent in the Lover's Language?

This is moderately unrelated, but noticed this, too:

USC took on Oklahoma this year:


The World Saxophone Quartet can get crazy.  When they play the blues stuff, its generally really good.  But sometimes they get out there. 

So, of course, when they play the music of somebody known for being out there (Jimi Hendrix), things are going to go well.  To wit: