TUCSON, AZ – Returning to the friendly confines of the McKale Center, No. 11 Arizona Basketball (15-3, 4-3) will look to rebounds against USC (13-5, 5-2).
After getting shellacked by Oregon last Saturday, No. 11 Arizona Basketball will look to get things back on track a bit as the Wildcats welcome the USC Trojans to town.
Coming in, the Trojans have not played entirely to expectations; however, they have gotten off to a hot start in the Pac-12, and they have the talent and athleticism to knock the Wildcats off.
Arizona has not played well over the past several weeks, and if Arizona is going to beat USC, it is going to have to take a much-better team performance than we have seen recently.
The Wildcats will have to bring the intensity and focus from the tip and get its offense rolling early, otherwise, we could be in store for another tough one here!
With Arizona Basketball preparing for USC, here is how you can watch and follow their game.
Arizona Basketball vs USC Game Information and Details:
- Date: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023
- Time: 7:00 P.M. MST / 6:00 P.M. PST
- Television: Pac-12 Network
- Location: McKale Center – Tucson, AZ (14,655)
- Spread: -7.5 Arizona (Don’t forget to use WynnBet or FanDuel to enhance your overall betting experience)
Arizona Game Preview:
Resuming conference play against Pac-12 foe USC, Arizona split the weekend action in Oregon, but the Wildcats were humbled mightily as Arizona was whipped by the Ducks.
Arizona will not have a clear talent advantage in this one, and regardless of USC’s inconsistency, the Wildcats will need better performance from everyone not named Azuolas Tubelis or Oumar Ballo if they are to get the win in this one.
Coming into Thursday’s action, this should be an intriguing matchup as both squads share quite the collective history here. Overall, Arizona leads 61-30 since 1972, with the Wildcats winning nine of the 13 meetings.
The last time both these teams played each other was in Los Angeles last March where Arizona came away with the dominant, 91-71 victory.
Arizona’s offense is going to need to get to work quickly, and the guards will need to step up and make more plays. Defensively, Arizona has to bring a better effort if they hope to avoid the upset at home! Tip-off is set for 7:00 P.M. Tucson time!