USC opens Pac-12 play at Washington State on Friday night
When: 6 p.m., Friday
Where: Beasley Coliseum, Pullman, Wash.
On the air: TV: Pac-12 Networks; Radio: 690.
Update: USC (11-2) is off to its best start since the 2001-02 season. Its 11 nonconference wins is its highest total since 1976. Guard Jordan McLaughlin leads a talented backcourt and has averaged 12.4 points, 5.3 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. Guard Katin Reinhardt has averaged 19.2 points over his last five games. Washington State (8-4) defeated the Trojans, 70-66, at the Galen Center in the teams’ only meeting last season. Forward Josh Hawkinson is averaging 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game.
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