USC earns 7-seed in Midwest Region, will play Miami in NCAA Tournament
After a run to the Elite Eight as a 6-seed last season, USC will look for a similar kind of run this time around.
The Trojans earned a 7-seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament field Sunday. They’ll begin play on Friday against 10-seed Miami (FL) in Greenville, South Carolina.
With a win, USC would then face either 2-seed Auburn (27-5) or 15-seed Jacksonville State (21-10). A Sweet Sixteen appearance would see the Trojans match up with either 3-seed Wisconsin (24-7), 6-seed LSU (22-11), 11-seed Iowa State (20-12), or 14-seed Colgate (23-11).
USC gets the No. 7 seed in the Midwest Region.
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The other half of the Midwest Region’s bracket includes 1-seed Kansas, 4-seed Providence, 5-seed Iowa, 8-seed San Diego State, 9-seed Creighton, 12-seed Richmond, 13-seed South Dakota State, and then Texas Southern and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi playing for the 16-seed in the First Four.
This is USC’s second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and the Trojans’ 19th overall. Head coach Andy Enfield, who signed a contract extension through the 2027-28 season last week, has led USC to four tournament appearances, the most of any coach in school history.
Eleven players from last year’s Elite Eight run—including Isaiah Mobley, Drew Peterson, Chevez Goodwin, Max Agbonkpolo, Ethan Anderson, and Reese Dixon-Waters—returned this season to help USC set the program record for wins in a regular season (25). The Trojans (26-7 overall) reached the semifinals of the Pac-12 Tournament, but fell to UCLA on Friday.