USC women’s basketball has a specific goal at the Pac-12 Tournament

The USC women’s basketball team is gearing up for the Pac-12 tournament knowing it will play in the NCAA tournament two weeks later. This is a great place for Trojans. They are well ahead of schedule under head coach Lindsey Gottlieb and assistant coach Beth Burns.

Considering that USC is already in the NCAA Tournament, you might think there is nothing to play for. at the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.

Not this way. There is a very important target within reach of USC. It’s not that hard if you think about it.

USC enters this tournament on the borderline between the No. 7 and No. 8 seeds. A win over Oregon State will just keep the Trojans on the seed list, but a quarter-final win over Colorado on Thursday will likely move USC to the seventh seed.

This means USC cannot face the #1 seed in the second round.

No South Carolina. No Indiana.

USC will face a strong team in the second round (assuming the Trojans get there, of course), but that team will not be from South Carolina and will likely have a few more weak spots than the #1 seed.

Let’s also dream big: If USC can beat Utah after beating Colorado – thus making it all the way to the Pac-12 tournament final on Sunday, March 5 – the Trojans could move up to the 6th seed, giving themselves an even better March Madness draw.

The Pac-12 Tournament definitely has something to play for. Let’s see what USC can achieve.

Pink bowl 1932!

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The story originally appeared on Trojans Wire


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