The USC Trojans beat the Kansas Jayhawks 85-51 in the NCAA tournament.
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The Kansas Jayhawks
The Jayhawks entered the game against the USC Trojans as the number one ranked team in the nation. They were looking to continue their undefeated season and prove that they were the best team in the country. The Jayhawks came out strong and took an early lead. They maintained their lead throughout the game and won by a final score of 81-60.
The Kansas Jayhawks are one of the winningest programs in college basketball history. They have won over 2,200 games and have been to the NCAA Tournament 39 times. The Jayhawks have won 12 regular season conference titles and have been to the Final Four 15 times, winning 3 national championships.
Their Previous Games
The Jayhawks have won four NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championships (1952, 1988, 2008, and 2018). They are the only team in NCAA Division I history to win four championships in a six-year span. The Jayhawks have also made five trips to the Final Four, with the most recent being in 2019. They have also won thirty-six conference championships (thirty-one regular season and five tournament) and thirteen conference tournament titles.
The USC Trojans
On Saturday, the USC Trojans faced off against the Kansas Jayhawks in a much anticipated basketball game. The Trojans were looking to prove themselves after a loss to Stanford the week before, while the Jayhawks were looking to maintain their undefeated record. In the end, the Trojans came out on top, winning the game by a score of 73-59.
Coming into the game, the Trojans were 11-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They had recently lost two tough games against Oregon and Oregon State, but had bounced back with a win against Stanford. The Jayhawks, on the other hand, were 13-0 overall and 0-0 in conference play. They had yet to lose a game this season, but their conference schedule had yet to start.
Their Previous Games
The USC Trojans have had a tough season so far. They started off strong, winning their first four games. However, they have since lost six out of their last eight games. Their most recent loss was against the Kansas Jayhawks, who they lost to by a score of 77-60.
The game was a close one, but Kansas managed to pull ahead in the end and win by a score of 84-80. USC did their best to keep up, but Kansas was just too strong. This is the first time in a while that USC has lost to Kansas, so it’s a big upset.
Kansas won the game against USC with a score of 85-51. This was a victory for the Jayhawks, who are now 3-0 in the season.
The game was extremely close, with both teams battling back and forth until the final minutes. USC ended up on top with a score of 68-65. This was a huge upset, as Kansas was favored to win by nearly 10 points.
The Jayhawks rout was led by junior Devon Dotson who scored 22 points and had five assists. Senior Udoka Azubuike recorded his 12th double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Jayhawks defense was also dominant, holding the Trojans to just 45 points.
The Jayhawks’ Reaction
The Jayhawks were devastated after their loss to USC. Coach Bill Self said, “Our kids competed their tails off and just came up short.” Senior Devonte’ Graham added, “We had some really good looks. We just didn’t knock them down.” The team will now turn its attention to the NCAA tournament, where they will be a #1 seed.
The Trojans’ Reaction
It was a tough loss for the Trojans, but they handled it with grace. The players were visibly upset, but they congratulated the Jayhawks and shook their hands. Coach Mike Enfield was visibly disappointed, but he praised the Jayhawks and wished them luck in the rest of the tournament. All in all, it was a class act by the Trojans.