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USC needs overtime against Wyoming to keep perfect record intact

USC needs overtime against Wyoming to keep perfect record intact

As he dribbled the ball up the court in the final seconds of overtime in Friday night’s Las Vegas Classic final, USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin scanned the Wyoming defense and recognized that he wanted to take the last shot himself and eschew Coach Andy Enfield’s suggestion.

“Coach was calling something,” McLaughlin said. “Something with a ball screen.”

McLaughlin’s improvisation culminated in a twisting, game-winning layup, and the No. 23 Trojans survived the nonconference portion of their schedule unscathed. They should scale the Associated Press rankings further after they sneaked by Wyoming, 94-92, and hoisted McLaughlin onto their backs. He was named tournament MVP for...

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