February 3, 2023


Damascus Center for Theoretical and Civil Rights Studies

March Madness live updates: USC vs. Gonzaga score, analysis

The game is underway.

Pregame warmup

Sixth-seeded USC looks to advance to the Final Four for the first time since 1954 with an upset win over top-seeded Gonzaga in the NCAA tournament Elite Eight on Tuesday.

No two tournament teams have been more dominant than USC and Gonzaga. In their quest to become the first undefeated champion since Indiana in 1976, the Bulldogs have won their first three tournament games by an average of more than 25 points. The Trojans have nearly matched that pace, winning by an average of more than 21.

Both have relied on balance to rout the opposition. But while Gonzaga and its trio of All-Americans have ridden that approach to a perfect 29-0 record this season, winning all but one of those games by double digits, USC (25-7) has just recently found its stride. A month ago, no one would have anticipated the Trojans, who ranked among the worst three-point shooting teams in the Pac-12, knocking down almost 51% of their attempts from deep during the first three rounds.

Be sure to follow along for live updates, scores and analysis as the Trojans look to make history this afternoon.