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USC basketball: Trojans face Portland State on Saturday

USC basketball: Trojans face Portland State on Saturday
USC's Strahinja Gavrilovic and UCLA's David Wear battle for a rebound during a game on Feb. 8. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USC VS. PORTLAND STATE

When: 7:30 p.m.

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Where: Galen Center.

On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710.

Records: Season opener for both teams.

Update: USC's first season under Coach Andy Enfield was a forgettable one, but the Trojans have undergone an overhaul. The key will be freshman point guard Jordan McLaughlin, a much-sought recruit who chose USC over UCLA. McLaughlin scored 18 points in USC's exhibition game win against Cal State Los Angeles, and he leads a USC lineup that is more skilled and athletic than last season's. Portland State was 17-15 last season and finished fifth in the Big Sky Conference.

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