Southern California Game Day Information

Date | Time

 November 29th | 7:30 p.m. (CT) 

Venue (Location/Capacity)

 Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya (Cancun, Mexico/NA)

Tournament Information

 Cancun Challenge homepage

Online

 Live Stats | Video (free)

Social Media

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UNCW Team Information

 Team Site | Records Book

USC Team Information

 Team site | Records Book


CANCUN – The UNCW women’s basketball team continues its appearance in the Cancun Challenge Friday as it faces Southern California.

Tip off for the Seahawks (1-5) and Trojans (3-3) is set for 7:30 p.m. (CT) at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Live stats and streaming video are available for the game and can be accessed by clicking on the links above.

Both teams will be looking to rebound from losses in their respective tournament openers on Thursday as UNCW fell to Boston College, 75-64, while USC dropped a 78-65 decision to Iowa.

Against the Eagles, the Seahawks were unable to slow down a potent BC attack that shot 56.4 percent (31-of-55) from the floor for the contest, including a sizzling 62.9 percent (18-of-29) in the first half. The Eagles also enjoyed a healthy rebounding margin as it posted a 46-32 advantage on the glass.

Junior Kelva Atkins scored a game-high 19 points to lead the Seahawks, who shot below 30 percent from the floor for the second straight contest as they were just 17-of-60 (.283) from the field. Freshman Brie Mobley finished just shy of a double-double, scoring nine points and grabbing a game-best nine rebounds.

For the Trojans, sophomore Brianna Barrett poured in a career-high 15 points and senior Cassie Harberts tallied 14 as the Trojans shot 46 percent from the floor, but Iowa knocked down 10 3-pointers and went 16-of-20 at the free-throw line to pick up the victory.  

Junior Ariya Cook leads the USC lineup with a 14.8 scoring average while Harberts ranks second with an 11.5 points per game clip.

The Seahawks will see a familiar face on the USC sideline as former Head Coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is in her first season as coach of her Alma Mater. A member of the Naismith Basketball Hall-of-Fame, Cooper-Dyke spent two seasons at UNCW (2010-12), compiling a 44-22 overall mark while leading the Seahawks to back-to-back appearances in the Postseason WNIT.

UNCW completes its Cancun Challenge schedule Saturday with a 7:30 p.m. (CT) contest against Iowa.