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Up next for USC men’s basketball: Saturday vs. Washington

Up next for USC men’s basketball: Saturday vs. Washington

USC forward Chimezie Metu dunks against Washington State during the first half of a game at Galen Center on Jan. 28.

(Alex Gallardo / Associated Press)

USC vs. WASHINGTON

When: Noon.

Where: Galen Center.

On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 710.

Update: A chance at first place in the Pac-12 Conference could be at stake. Washington (14-6 overall, 6-2 in Pac-12 play) leads USC by a game and is tied with Oregon for the top spot in the league. After an 81-71 win over Washington State on Thursday, the Trojans (16-5, 5-3) have won their first 12 home games. A win Saturday would match their best home start ever, a record set in 1943. Washington recovered from a home loss to Utah last week with an 86-84 win at UCLA on Thursday. Andrew Andrews, who is averaging 21.3 points per game, is trying to become the first Pac-12 player to average more than 20 points per game since Klay Thompson averaged 21.6 for Washington State in 2010-11.