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Up next for USC basketball: Friday at No. 10 Utah

Up next for USC basketball: Friday at No. 10 Utah
USC forward Nikola Jovanovic, powering his way to the basket against New Mexico's Obij Aget, will lead the Trojans into their Pac-12 opener on Friday against Utah. (Mark Holm / Associated Press)

When:

7 PST.

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Where: Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City.

On the air: TV: ESPNU; Radio: 690.

Records: USC 8-4, Utah 10-2.

Update: The Trojans have won six or their last seven games, but they will be tested right away in their Pac-12 Conference opener. First up are the 10th-ranked Utes, who return key contributor Jordan Loveridge from an injury.

The most interesting matchup could be between two European big men.

Utah's Jakob Poeltl, a 7-foot freshman from Austria, averages 10.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game.

USC's Nikola Jovanovic, a 6-11 forward from Serbia, has scored in double figures in the last seven games with four double-doubles in that span.

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