USC basketball: Road games scheduled at New Mexico and Boston College

USC basketball: Road games scheduled at New Mexico and Boston College
Andy Enfield enters his second season as coach at USC. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

USC’s basketball team will play nonconference home games against Portland State, Tennessee Tech, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, Utah State, Army and Vermont, and nonconference road games at New Mexico and Boston College as well as in the Charleston Classic tournament in South Carolina, the school announced.

The Trojans are hoping for improvement after finishing 11-21 and 2-16 in the Pac-12 Conference during Andy Enfield’s first season at USC.

Byron Wesley, the Trojans' leading scorer last season, announced in May that he would transfer to Gonzaga.

USC opens Nov. 15 against Portland State and then plays Tennessee Tech Nov. 17 before playing Akron in the first game of the Charleston Classic on Nov. 20. USC's second-round game will be against Miami or Drexel. The Trojans could play Penn State, Charlotte, Cornell or South Carolina in their final game of the tournament.


USC plays at New Mexico on Nov. 30, at Boston College Dec. 21.

USC opens Pac-12 play Jan. 2 at Colorado.

Here is the schedule (specific Pac-12 dates and tip-off times to be determined when television schedule is announced):

Nov. 15--Portland State

Nov. 17--Tennessee Tech

Nov. 20-- vs. Akron (at Charleston Classic)

Nov. 21--vs. Miami/Drexel (at Charleston Classic)

Nov. 23--vs. TBD (at Charleston Classic)

Nov. 25--Cal State Fullerton

Nov. 30--at New Mexico

Dec. 3--Loyola Marymount

Dec. 7--Utah State

Dec. 13--Army

Dec. 21--at Boston College

Dec. 30--Vermont

Jan 2-4--at Colorado, at Utah

Jan. 7-11--California, Stanford

Jan. 14-18--UCLA

Jan. 21-25--at Oregon, at Oregon State

Jan. 28-Feb. 1--Utah, Colorado

Feb. 4-8--at Stanford, at California

Feb. 11-15--Oregon St., Oregon

Feb. 18-22--at Arizona, at Arizona State

Feb. 25-March 1--Washington, Washington State

March 4-8--at UCLA

March 11-14--Pac-12 Tournament