Teams like Kansas and Memphis may not be on the USC men's basketball schedule released Tuesday, but if you calculate the average RPI ratings for opponents, the nonconference is tougher than last season.
The highlights have USC heading to San Juan, P.R. for the Puerto Rico Tipoff tourney and a date with Seton Hall that could lead to a rematch with Memphis and a return game at Oklahoma in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series. Heading the nonconference home schedule is ACC power Georgia Tech. There are a potentil 14 opponents who won 20 games last season.
USC's first two games are at home as the Trojans host UC Irvine Nov. 15 and New Mexico State Nov. 18. Here's the schedule.
DATE DAY OPPONENT SITE TIME
Oct. 26 Sunday Cardinal and Gold (Exhibition) Galen Center TBA
Nov. 3 Monday Azusa Pacifi c (Exhibition) Galen Center TBA
Nov. 15 Saturday UC Irvine Galen Center 1:00 P.M.
Nov. 18 Tuesday New Mexico State Galen Center TBA
Nov. 20 Thursday ^vs. Seton Hall San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) TBA
Nov. 21 Friday ^vs. Memphis/Chattanooga San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) TBA
Nov. 23 Sunday ^TBA San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico) TBA
Nov. 28 Friday Tennessee-Martin Galen Center TBA
Dec. 4 Thursday #at Oklahoma Norman, Okla. TBA
Dec. 13 Saturday San Francisco Galen Center TBA
Dec. 15 Monday Pepperdine Galen Center TBA
Dec. 20 Saturday North Dakota State Galen Center TBA
Dec. 22 Monday Georgia Tech Galen Center TBA
Dec. 28 Sunday Oral Roberts Galen Center TBA
Jan. 2 Friday *at Oregon Eugene, Ore. (McArthur Court) TBA
Jan. 4 Sunday *at Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. (Gill Coliseum) TBA
Jan. 11 Sunday *UCLA Galen Center 7:30 P.M.
Jan. 15 Thursday *Arizona State Galen Center TBA
Jan. 17 Saturday *Arizona Galen Center TBA
Jan. 22 Thursday *at Washington Seattle, Wash. (Bank of America Arena) TBA
Jan. 24 Saturday *at Washington State Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court) TBA
Jan. 29 Thursday Stanford Galen Center TBA
Jan. 31 Saturday *California Galen Center TBA
Feb. 4 Wednesday *at UCLA Los Angeles, Calif. (Pauley Pavilion) TBA
Feb. 12 Thursday *at Arizona Tucson, Ariz. (McKale Center) TBA
Feb. 15 Sunday *at Arizona State Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena) 8:00 P.M.
Feb. 19 Thursday *Washington State Galen Center TBA
Feb. 21 Saturday *Washington Galen Center TBA
Feb. 26 Thursday *at California Berkeley, Calif. (Haas Pavilion) TBA
Feb. 28 Saturday *at Stanford Palo Alto, Calif. (Maples Pavilion) TBA
March 5 Thursday *Oregon Galen Center TBA
March 7 Saturday *Oregon State Galen Center TBA
March 11-14 Wed.-Sat. Pacifi c-10 Conference Tournament Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center) TBA
March 19-22 Thur.-Sun. NCAA Tournament 1st and 2nd Rounds TBA TBA
March 26-29 Thur.-Sun. NCAA Tournament Regional Semi-fi nals and Finals TBA TBA
April 4 & 6 Sat. & Mon. NCAA Final Four Detroit, Mich. (Ford Field) TBA
* Pacifi c-10 Conference game
^ Puerto Rico Tip-Off (USC, Xavier, Missouri, Seton Hall, Virginia Tech, Fairfi eld, Memphis, Chattanooga)
# Big12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series