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BYU Basketball to face USC at Staples Center in December 2016

The Pac-12 and West Coast Conference will square off in the Staples Center on Dec. 3, 2016.

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The BYU basketball team already makes multiple trips to Southern California during the conference season and it looks like they will add one more visit to Los Angeles this December.

According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, BYU will face USC as part of a doubleheader that will also feature Arizona squaring off against Gonzaga. Both games will be played at the Staples Center, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers.

USC's basketball program made a big leap this last season under coach Andy Enfield. After back-to-back 20 loss seasons the Trojans made some noise in the Pac-12, beating Arizona, Arizona State and crosstown rival UCLA, earning them their first NCAA Tournament bid since 2011. They finished the 2015-16 season with an RPI of 47.

In addition to USC, BYU is schedule to play Colorado and Illinois in the 2016-17 season.