Shaqquan Aaron stood in the cold outside Utah’s Jon M. Huntsman Center after USC’s blowout loss on Thursday evening and remarked that he’d seen the Trojans’ efforts dip so low only once before.
“It happened in the Oregon game,” he said. “We can’t let things like that happen.”
The Trojans (15-3, 2-3 in the Pac-12 Conference) have now exhibited their two worst performances, by a healthy margin, in two of their most challenging games. USC lost to Oregon and Utah by a combined 45 points.
Aaron seemed to imply it was a problem of intensity. USC Coach Andy Enfield noted the team is mired in a widespread shooting...