The only USC basketball team Bob Boyd led to the NCAA tournament, in 1979, was eliminated by DePaul in a West Regional game played at Pauley Pavilion. It was also Boyd's last game as the Trojans' coach after he had previously announced his intention to resign at the end of the season. It seemed a cruel, but fitting, farewell.
Boyd coached his final USC game on the home court of rival UCLA, the program that tormented his otherwise successful, if not geographically fortunate, career.
Boyd, the man who led USC basketball at the height of John Wooden's UCLA dynasty, died Wednesday in Palm Desert of natural causes, the university announced. He was 84.
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