The USC basketball team has endured a string of losses since the end of last season. Four players transferred. Two unexpectedly left for the NBA draft. Last week, its best offensive weapon, forward Bennie Boatwright, sprained his knee, knocking him out for six weeks.
“You see all these gray hairs?” Coach Andy Enfield said, pointing at his head Saturday evening.
Enfield could afford to laugh. He added: “We have very good players.”
Those players have found sanctuary on the court, where USC has marched on undisturbed by the turbulence. Only 12 undefeated teams are left in the country. USC remained one of them with a breezy 91-84 victory over...