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USC's basketball program is rebuilding after dealing with sanctions
USC's basketball program is rebuilding after dealing with sanctions

Relevance was fleeting for the USC basketball program. The Trojans made NCAA tournament appearances in three consecutive years for the first time in school history and were attracting players capable of making them conference championship contenders. Then the NCAA shined a light on the recruitment of one of those athletes, guard O.J. Mayo, and the foundation crumbled. USC has a record of 50-80 in men's basketball the last four seasons, bottoming out this year with a last-place finish in the Pac-12 Conference. "The sanctions do their job," former coach Kevin O'Neill said recently. "That's what they're meant to do." Last season, their first...

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