Michigan State basketball: getting to know USC

There are just over 24 hours separating the Spartans and the USC Trojans from taking the court against one another in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 64. Both teams have been privy to the NCAA Tournament in recent history, and are looking to set themselves up for another run in 2023.

The two teams will meet at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, for the matchup on Friday afternoon at 12:15 p.m. EST on CBS.

Let’s get to know Michigan State’s opponent, the USC Trojans:

School Information

Who: University of Southern California

Location: Los Angeles, California

Conference: PAC-12 Conference

Head Coach: Andy Enfield (10th season)

Projected Lineup


PG: Boogie Ellis (18 ppg)

G: Kobe Johnson (9 ppg)

F: Tre White (9.1 ppg)

F: Drew Peterson (14 ppg)

C: Joshua Morgan (6.7 ppg)


G: Reese Dixon-Waters (9.8 ppg)

C: Vincent Iwuchukwu (5.4 ppg)

F: Kiljani Wright (2.2 ppg)

Tournament History

Tournament appearances: 21

Final Four appearances: 2

Elite Eight appearances: 4

Sweet 16 appearances: 5

Overall record: 17-21

Most recent appearance: 2022 (7-seed, 68-66 loss vs 10-seed Miami (FL) in Rd. of 64)

Story originally appeared on Spartans Wire