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Basketball schedule released

USC basketball has finally released its long-awaited 2010-11 basketball schedule.

Highlights include an early tilt with Big-12 power Texas on Dec. 5 at the Galen Center and consecutive games at Kansas and Tennessee in mid-December. The Trojans will not be participating in the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii -- as they did last year -- but will instead compete in a cross-country tournament known as the Hall of Fame Classic, featuring such teams as Rider and Bradley.

The schedule was released much later than is considered normal. By comparison, UCLA released its on June 28.

All game times are TBA, with the exception of a Jan. 9 home game against UCLA scheduled for 7 p.m.

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  • Saturday, Oct. 23: Cardinal and Gold (exhibition), Galen Center

  • Saturday, Nov. 6: Point Loma Nazarene (exhibition), Galen Center

  • Saturday, Nov. 13: UC Irvine, Galen Center

  • Monday, Nov. 15: Santa Clara, Galen Center

  • Wednesday, Nov. 17: Rider (Hall of Fame Classic), Galen Center

  • Saturday, Nov. 20: vs. Bradley (Hall of Fame Classic), Springfield, Mass.

  • Sunday, Nov. 21: vs. UMass/New Mexico St. (HOFC), Springfield, Mass.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24: CS Fullerton, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Nov. 27: at Nebraska, Lincoln, Neb.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 1: TBA (Hall of Fame Classic), Galen Center

  • Sunday, Dec. 5: Texas, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Dec. 11: Northern Arizona, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Dec. 18: at Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 21: at Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

  • Thursday, Dec. 23: Lehigh, Galen Center

  • Wednesday, Dec. 29: Washington, Galen Center

  • Friday, Dec. 31: Washington State, Galen Center

  • Sunday, Jan. 9: UCLA, Galen Center, 7 p.m.

  • Thursday, Jan. 13: at Oregon, Eugene, Ore. (Matthew Knight Arena)

  • Saturday, Jan. 15: at Oregon, State Corvallis, Ore. (Gill Coliseum)

  • Thursday, Jan. 20: Stanford, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Jan. 22: California, Galen Center

  • Thursday, Jan. 27: at Arizona State, Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena)

  • Saturday, Jan. 29: at Arizona, Tucson, Ariz. (McKale Center)

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2: at UCLA, Los Angeles (Pauley Pavilion)

  • Thursday, Feb. 10: Oregon State, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Feb. 12: Oregon, Galen Center

  • Thursday, Feb. 17: at California, Berkeley (Haas Pavilion)

  • Saturday, Feb. 19: at Stanford, Palo Alto (Maples Pavilion)

  • Thursday, Feb. 24: Arizona, Galen Center

  • Saturday, Feb. 26: Arizona State, Galen Center

  • Thursday, March 3: at Washington State, Pullman, Wash. (Friel Court)

  • Saturday, March 5: at Washington, Seattle, Wash. (Bank of America Arena)

  • Wed-Sat, March 9-12: Pac-10 Conference Tournament, Los Angeles (Staples Center)