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Basketball: USC releases full 2012-2013 schedule

USC announced its 2012-2013 basketball schedule Thursday, with the 31-game slate including potential matchups with North Carolina, Marquette and Texas in November's Maui Invitational.

The Trojans will open the season on Nov. 9 against Coppin State and then host 2012 NCAA tournament team Long Beach State at the Galen Center before traveling to Hawaii for three games the week of Thanksgiving. Other non-conference games include a home tilt with San Diego State on Nov. 25 and road games at Nebraska, New Mexico and Georgia.

USC (6-26 in 2011-2012) will end the season on the road in Washington but won't have to trek up to Oregon at any point because of the Pac-12's non-balanced schedule. The Trojans also won't host Colorado and Utah, but they'll play every other conference opponent twice.

Kevin O'Neill's squad is expected to significantly improve on its dismal record from last season and challenge for an NCAA tourney bid.

Here is the full schedule. Game times have yet to be announced.

Nov. 9 vs. Coppin State, Galen Center (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 13 vs. Long Beach State, Galen Center

Nov. 19 vs. Illinois, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 20 vs. Texas/Chaminade, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 21 vs. UNC/MSU/Marquette/Butler, Lahaina Civic Center (Maui Invitational)

Nov. 25 vs. San Diego State, Galen Center

Dec. 3 at Nebraska, Bob Devaney Sports Center (Lincoln, Neb.)

Dec. 5 at New Mexico, Bob King Court (Albuquerque, N.M.)

Dec. 8 vs. Minnesota, Galen Center

Dec. 15 vs. UC Riverside, Galen Center

Dec. 20 vs. UC Irvine, Galen Center

Dec. 22 at Georgia, Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Ga.)

Dec. 30 vs. Dayton, Galen Center

Jan. 3 vs. Stanford, Galen Center

Jan. 5 vs. California, Galen Center

Jan. 10 at Colorado, Coors Events Center (Boulder, Colo.)

Jan. 12 at Utah, Jon M. Huntsman Center (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Jan. 17 vs. Oregon, Galen Center

Jan. 19 vs. Oregon State, Galen Center

Jan. 24 at Arizona State, Wells Fargo Arena (Tempe, Ariz.)

Jan. 26 at Arizona, McKale Center (Tucson, Ariz.)

Jan. 30 at UCLA, Pauley Pavilion (Los Angeles, Calif.)

Feb. 7 vs. Washington State, Galen Center

Feb. 10 vs. Washington, Galen Center

Feb. 14 at California, Haas Pavilion (Berkeley, Calif.)

Feb. 17 at Stanford, Maples Pavilion (Palo Alto, Calif.)

Feb. 24 vs. UCLA, Galen Center

Feb. 28 vs. Arizona, Galen Center

March 2 vs. Arizona State, Galen Center

March 6 at Washington, Alaska Airlines Arena (Seattle, Wash.)

March 9 at Washington State, Friel Court (Pullman, Wash.)