Reese Dixon-Waters is Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year; other Trojans win honors too

The USC Trojans are one win away from locking up an NCAA Tournament bid. Consult our bubble guide for more scenarios and analysis. Even if they don’t get that final victory, the Trojans’ chances of making the field of 68 are still great. It will be hard for them to miss the Big Dance. This doesn’t happen without contributions from a lot of players.

Those players were recognized on Tuesday when the Pac-12’s end-of-season awards and teams were announced.

Boogie Ellis and Drew Peterson made the All-Pac-12 First Team. They led USC this season. The supporting cast made crucial contributions, and those players were also honored in various categories.

Reese Dixon-Waters was named Pac-12 Sixth Man of the Year, a product of his defense more than his offense. Dixon-Waters played really well in the Mountain road trip against Colorado and Utah, helping USC sweep those games and move much closer to the NCAA Tournament. He has been very good down the stretch after a December-January period in which he was solid but hardly spectacular.

Joshua Morgan and Kobe Johnson made the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Kobe Johnson is clearly one of the best defensive players in the Pac-12.

Tre White made the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team. He scored 13 huge points in the big win over Arizona State this past Saturday. 

All of these players were essential in getting USC to the doorstep of the NCAA Tournament. They all hope they can generate at least one more win this week at the Pac-12 Tournament. Then USC will be a lock.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire