Arizona got the better of USC at home earlier in February so the Trojans are looking to defend their home court this time around. These two teams are neck and neck in the race to the top of the Pac 12 and are likely to be top-3 seeds in the NCAA Tournament to boot.
How to watch Arizona vs. USC Basketball
Game Matchup: #2 Arizona (25-3, 15-2 Pac 12, 1st in Pac 12) vs. #16 USC (25-4, 14-4 Pac 12, 2nd in Pac 12)
Venue & Location: Galen Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Time: 11:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (Watch 7 days free with fuboTV)
While USC is looking to avoid the season sweep at the hands of the Wildcats, it has reeled off six straight wins and have won 8 out of its last 10 games. The Trojans have beaten up on some lesser teams, but did notch an impressive win over UCLA and survived a scare from Oregon. This should have them properly prepared for a visit from Arizona.
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Arizona’s high-octane offense is averaging the third-most points in the country at 84.4 per game. That’s thanks in part to a 48.9% shooting percentage from the floor, which is good for the 10th-best in the country. It helps that they make the fifth-most field goals per game in all of Division I as well.
For USC, it will have to keep Arizona far under its scoring average and will likely have to do more scoring than it used to as well. Fortunately for the Trojans, they have one of the stingiest shooting defenses in the country. Opponents shoot only 38.1% from the field against them and shoot only 40.8% from inside the arc.
One reason Arizona’s offense is so great is that they move and share the ball so well. The Wildcats average 20 assists a game — the most in the country. The Wildcats’ size is also to their advantage and helps them block six shots a game, which is fifth-most in the country.