USC’s basketball team will play nonconference home games against Portland State, Tennessee Tech, Cal State Fullerton, Loyola Marymount, Utah State, Army and Vermont, and nonconference road games at New Mexico and Boston College as well as in the Charleston Classic tournament in South Carolina, the school announced.
Byron Wesley, the Trojans’ leading scorer last season, announced in May that he would transfer to Gonzaga.
USC opens Nov. 15 against Portland State and then plays Tennessee Tech Nov. 17 before playing Akron in the first game of the Charleston Classic on Nov. 20. USC’s second-round game will be against Miami or Drexel. The Trojans could play Penn State, Charlotte, Cornell or South Carolina in their final game of the tournament.
USC plays at New Mexico on Nov. 30, at Boston College Dec. 21.
USC opens Pac-12 play Jan. 2 at Colorado.
Here is the schedule (specific Pac-12 dates and tip-off times to be determined when television schedule is announced):
Nov. 15--Portland State
Nov. 17--Tennessee Tech
Nov. 20-- vs. Akron (at Charleston Classic)
Nov. 21--vs. Miami/Drexel (at Charleston Classic)
Nov. 23--vs. TBD (at Charleston Classic)
Nov. 25--Cal State Fullerton
Nov. 30--at New Mexico
Dec. 3--Loyola Marymount
Dec. 7--Utah State
Dec. 21--at Boston College
Jan 2-4--at Colorado, at Utah