No. 25 USC didn’t have a long time to huddle, but it didn’t need long to draw up a play.
Sunday evening’s officiating crew, maybe out of awe as much as precaution, was reviewing Colorado’s shot-clock-beating three-pointer to confirm that, yes, it had indeed daggered the Trojans with just 43 seconds left. Meanwhile, Coach Andy Enfield was issuing the plan.
Enfield likes to put the ball in the hands of his point guard, Jordan McLaughlin, in such a situation, down by one point. This time, he told USC: Just get the ball in the post to Chimezie Metu.
“It came down to just making the shot,” said Metu, a forward.
Metu stomped a large...