The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America’s most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with this GrouponLive deal to see the USC Trojans men’s basketball team play the Washington State Cougars at the Galen Center on Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get one ticket for tier 1 seating (a $30 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get two tickets for tier 1 seating (a $60 value, including all fees).
- For $60, you get four tickets for tier 1 seating (a $120 value, including all fees).<p>
The Galen Center’s hoops sizzle and swish as the USC Trojans try to ride their hard-nosed brand of basketball to a victory over Washington State and finish the season on a high note. After losing star forward Nikola Vucevic to the NBA draft, head coach Kevin O’Neill has turned his attention to a roster brimming with budding talent, including 2011 Pac-10 all-freshman honoree Maurice Jones. Across the court, the Cougars’ usual tactics of climbing the backboard and hissing at the ball as it approaches the net will prove all for naught as the Trojans’ athletic squad harvests a bountiful feast of points from vicious dunks and net-swishing three-point shots. Forward Garrett Jackson, meanwhile, patrols the paint for USC, ferreting out backdoor cuts and deporting suspicious wooden horses. In its fifth year as the home of USC basketball, the raucous 10,258-seat Galen Center maintains its reputation as a hostile environment for opposing squads and silence-loving librarians.
University of Southern California Trojans
USC's student athletes have a proud history of winning, and not just in collegiate sports. They also dominate in international competition at the highest level. Since the Trojans sent their first athlete to the Summer Games in 1904, they've won 587 medals, including at least one gold medal in every Games since 1912. If USC were its own country, it would have the 16th-most medals of any nation, but still no standing army to defend the podium from jealous fourth-place finishers.
Trojans' accolades at home are just as impressive. The football team commands an all-time record above .700, winning more than 30 bowl games and as many conference championships. All in all, USC teams have won 97 men's national titles and 25 women's, more than all but two other schools in the country.