Men’s basketball falls to Oregon as Porter sits with a suspension

first_imgJunior guard Jonah Mathews has been one of the lone threats from deep lately, hitting 15 of his 31 shots from beyond-the-arc in Pac-12 play. However, the team hasn’t followed in Mathews’ tracks: Excluding the contributions of Mathews, USC has shot just 8 for 42 from deep since entering conference play. A Boatwright and-one late in the first half capped an 8-2 USC run and brought the Trojans with 7 points at 28-21, but a personal 5-0 run from Oregon freshman forward Louis King halted the lone example of momentum the Trojans had mustered. King combined with redshirt senior forward Paul White to score a combined 28 first half points, as much as the Trojans had all together going into halftime. Oregon head coach Dana Altman recognized the recent shooting funk of USC and dared the Trojans to shoot throughout the night, by sitting his team back in a 2-3 defense. Enfield employed the same daring tactic, but Oregon responded by shooting 54 percent from deep, hitting a season-high 13 three-pointers. The shooting from deep was just one of the many storylines of a game between teams heading in different directions. The Trojans entered the game missing star freshman Kevin Porter Jr., who, after finally returning from a thigh bruise that kept him out ten games, faced a team suspension. According to a USC spokesperson, Porter Jr. was suspended by head coach Andy Enfield for “conduct issues” that occured between Thursday’s loss to Oregon State and tipoff on Sunday. His situation will be re-evaluated upon the team’s return to campus. Junior forward Nick Rakocevic had a career week to kick off conference play, averaging 25 points and earning Pac-12 player of the week. However, the last week of play has been the polar opposite for Pac-12 rebound leader. After scoring 50 points in USC’s two Pac-12 wins, Rakocevic has scored just 17 in the last two games, leaving USC without one of their previously reliable offensive weapons for much of the night. Coming into the game, the Trojans had defeated Oregon in their last three meetings. Poor rebounding and shooting from USC stopped the streak from growing past there. The Trojans shot just 5-for-18 from deep and got outrebounded 31-to-22. Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan Both teams suffered hard fought defeats in their last outings and both teams served as prime examples of how a team usually starts a game after such a loss. Oregon came out with something to prove, taking a 12-4 lead in the game’s first four minutes. USC on the on the other hand came out lackadaisical, making just two of its first ten shots. Senior forward Bennie Boatwright played an efficient game, but the Trojans needed more than a good shot percentage and 13 points. Boatwright’s heroic 37-point effort from Thursday night seemed to halt his aggression against the Ducks, as he attempted just nine shots in a game where the Trojans were searching for any signs of offense. Both King and White had career nights, as White tied a career-high 19 points while King followed up his best game of the season against UCLA with an equally impressive performance against USC, totaling 19 points, 8 rebounds and a career-high 6 assists. After starting conference play with back-to-back convincing wins at the Galen Center, a brutal Oregon trip leaves USC at one of their lowest points of the season. Just three days after losing in overtime to Oregon State, the Trojans suffered a demoralizing 81-60 loss at Oregon Sunday night. The Trojans will look to bounce back from a tough week on Saturday at 1 p.m. as they take on UCLA at the Galen Center.last_img read more

What channel is Oklahoma vs. Baylor on today? Time, schedule for Big 12 showdown

first_imgBelow is all the information you need to watch Oklahoma vs. Baylor on Saturday, including kickoff time, TV channel and a full Week 12 college football schedule.What channel is Oklahoma vs. Baylor on today? TV channel (national): ABCOklahoma vs. Baylor will be ABC’s primetime game and the third matchup on the network’s slate for Week 12. It’s a strong schedule across the college football landscape, with four other games between ranked teams, including No. 5 Georgia visiting No. 12 Auburn.Oklahoma vs. Baylor: What time is kickoff?Date: Saturday, Nov. 16Start time: 7:30 p.m. ETHistorically, the Sooners dominate the series against Baylor. Oklahoma is 25-3 all-time against the Bears, with all three losses coming this decade. Baylor’s last win came in 2014. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will be calling the matchup for ABC.Week 12 college football scheduleSaturday, Nov. 16 (top 25)GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 4 Alabama at Mississippi StateNoonESPNNo. 9 Penn State vs. No. 24 IndianaNoonABCNo. 11 Florida at MissouriNoonCBSNo. 15 Wisconsin at NebraskaNoonBig Ten NetworkNo. 14 Michigan vs. Michigan StateNoonFoxNo. 25 Oklahoma State vs. KansasNoonFox Sports 1No. 16 Notre Dame vs. No. 21 Navy2:30 p.m.NBCNo. 2 Ohio State at Rutgers3:30 p.m.Big Ten NetworkNo. 3 Clemson vs. Wake Forest3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 5 Georgia at No. 13 Auburn3:30 p.m.CBSNo. 18 Memphis at Houston3:30 p.m.ESPN2No. 22 Texas at Iowa State3:30 p.m.Fox Sports 1No. 7 Minnesota at No. 23 Iowa4:00 p.m.FoxNo. 1 LSU at Ole Miss7 p.m.ESPNNo. 17 Cincinnati at South Florida7:00 p.m.CBS Sports NetworkNo. 10 Oklahoma at No. 12 Baylor7:30 p.m.ABCNo. 8 Utah vs. UCLA8:00 p.m.FoxNo. 19 Boise State vs. New Mexico10:15 p.m.ESPN2No. 6 Oregon vs. Arizona10:30 p.m.ESPN For the second consecutive week, an under-the-radar undefeated team gets a chance to prove its mettle on a national stage.No. 12 Baylor hosts No. 10 Oklahoma for the biggest game on the 8-0 Bears’ schedule. Despite the Sooners suffering an upset loss to Kansas State last month, they remain ranked ahead of unbeaten Baylor. MORE: Full betting preview for Oklahoma vs. BaylorThe Bears entered the year unranked and didn’t crack the top 25 until Week 7, rising as high as No. 11. Their best win is a 23-21 home victory over Iowa State in the Big 12 opener; Oklahoma is by far the toughest opponent on the schedule.Last week, undefeated Minnesota beat College Football Playoff contender Penn State to thrust the Golden Gophers into the top 10. If the Bears can also keep its record perfect, the voters would reward them similarly.last_img read more