USC Trojans Face Off Against Undefeated Oklahoma Sooners in Rady Children’s Invitational Championship

Trojans look to hand the Sooners their first loss of the season in an exciting matinee matchup.

In a thrilling showdown at the Rady Children’s Invitational, the 4-1 USC Trojans clashed with the undefeated 6-0 Oklahoma Sooners in the championship game. This highly anticipated matinee matchup had fans on the edge of their seats as they witnessed an intense battle on the basketball court.

Key Takeaways:

  • USC enters the championship game as a slight favorite with a -2.5 point spread.
  • Boogie Ellis, the Trojans’ First-Team All-Pac-12 point guard, is expected to lead in scoring with an over/under projection of 18.5 points.
  • The Trojans come off a 71-63 victory over Seton Hall, with Boogie Ellis contributing 22 points, while Joshua Morgan recorded an astonishing 10 blocks.

The Trojans’ journey to the championship game had its fair share of excitement. In their previous game against Seton Hall, the Trojans initially built a commanding 20-point lead. Still, they faced a late-game surge from their opponents, making it a nail-biting finish. Boogie Ellis, the star point guard, showcased his scoring prowess by leading the team with 22 points, demonstrating his importance to USC’s success.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners are riding high after a solid 79-67 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes in the invitational. With a perfect 6-0 record, the Sooners have been a dominant force this season, making them a formidable opponent for the Trojans in the championship game.

USC fans can catch all the action on Fox at 12:30 p.m., with 790 KABC providing radio coverage for those on the go. The dynamic commentary duo of Aaron Goldsmith and Casey Jacobsen will be delivering play-by-play updates throughout the game.

As the Trojans and Sooners prepare to battle it out on the court, basketball enthusiasts are eagerly anticipating the outcome of this high-stakes championship matchup. Will USC be able to secure victory and hand the Sooners their first loss of the season? Only time will tell, but one thing is for sure – this game promises to be a thrilling spectacle for fans of both teams.

Stay tuned to LA Sports Report for all the latest updates and highlights from the Rady Children’s Invitational Championship as these two powerhouse teams clash for supremacy on the basketball court.

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