Men's Hoops Falls to USC
February 25, 1999
LOS ANGELES - High-flying sophomore Jeff Trepagnier tied a career-high with 22 points, many on show-stopping slam dunks, and USC upset Washington 70-57 in front of 3,044 raucous fans at the nostalgic L.A. Sports Arena.
Trepagnier, who stands only 6-4, also grabbed 10 rebounds to notch an impressive double-double. His three steals keyed a ferocious Trojan (13-11 5-10) defense that limited the Huskies to 38-percent shooting and forced 24 turnovers, which ties a season-high.
In the last three games, SC has knocked off Stanford, lost in the last minute at UCLA and thumped Washington. All three of which are ticketed for the NCAA tourney.
7-foot center Todd MacCullouch scored 20 and pulled down 15 boards to lead the Huskies (16-10 9-7).
Troy closes out the home season Saturday at 5:00 against Washington State.
"This is the way he (Trepagnier) played in the non-conference...rebounding and running the floor. And when he does, he comes up with big numbers. He's young, a sophomore. He didn't play at all last year. We're laying a foundation for the future.
On Defense against MacCulloch:
Washington Coach Bob Bender:
USC Guard Jeff Trepagnier: