LA: Eye of the tiger

March 29, 2021
The GIST: While the v. injured Lakers signed Andre Drummond yesterday to upgrade the center position, the USC and UCLA men are absolutely rolling. Watch out, here comes LA.
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LA: Eye of the tiger
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USC: For the first time in forever 20 years, USC is back in the Elite Eight! The No. 6 Trojans sent the No. 7 Oregon Ducks quacking home with a 82–68 victory last night. We’re accustomed to freshman sensation Evan Mobley starring for the Trojans, but Isaiah White drained a career-high four 3-pointers to finish with a team-leading 22 points. Go off.

  • The Trojans need to be on their A, no, their A+ game tomorrow night at 7:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. PT when they face top-seeded powerhouse Gonzaga. Fight on.

UCLA: From the First Four to the Elite Eight...can we get an 8-clap? No. 11 UCLA pulled off the overtime upset over No. 2 Alabama last night. The Bruins squandered their double-digit halftime lead and really had us sweating for the rest of the game. *wipes brow*

Top scorer Johnny Juzang fouled out late in regulation, but five other Bruins scored double figures to grind out the victory. They’ll need more of that grit tomorrow at 9:57 p.m. ET/6:57 p.m. PT against No. 1 Michigan. Are the glory days back?