Social Media Sends Love To USC Basketball After Heartbreak

It was a disappointing end to USC basketball’s NCAA Tournament run on Sunday night when the Trojans fell, 82-78, to the No. 3 seed Baylor Bears in Tulsa.

USC once again overcame a double-digit, surging back from a five-point half time deficit in the early minutes of the second period. However, the Trojans came up just short as Baylor wrestled control back in the final minutes, then finished out the game from the free throw line.

Despite the loss, there was nothing but love for USC basketball on social media. Here’s the best of the reaction:

No @USC_Hoops team has ever won more games.

Could not be prouder of the way you men represented the University. #FightOn #ItTakesATeam

— USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) March 20, 2017

In life, it’s either you win or you learn. There’s no such thing as defeat as long as you learn and get better… #grateful ✌️💛❤️

— Bennie Boatwright (@benniebuckets__) March 20, 2017

Thank you @USC_Hoops for an incredible season! Most wins in program history! So proud to be a Trojan! #FightOn

— Clay Helton (@USCCoachHelton) March 20, 2017

Hell of a season @USC_Hoops ! It’s going to be scary next season #Salute 💯

— Adoree’ Jackson (@AdoreeKnows) March 20, 2017

Shout out to @USC_Hoops great season!

— Frank Martin II (@IAMFMII) March 20, 2017

It’s still #FightOn

— Kevin Greene (@KevinGreene81) March 20, 2017

So proud of my boys @USC_Hoops @JHart_1825 @TonyBland04 @MShoneBahar @ChrisCapko @CoachEnfield @Chimezie_Metu @benniebuckets__ #FightOn✌🏽❤️💛

— gavin morris (@DaGman7) March 20, 2017

Love our @USC_Hoops team. Great season! #ItTakesATeam #FightOn

— Keary Colbert (@kearycolbert) March 20, 2017

— Dominique Byrd (@TheRealDByrd) March 20, 2017

Tough loss but the way our @USC_Hoops battled, could not be more proud as a #Trojan. Excited for the future ahead! #FightOn #MarchMadness ✌🏼

— Chad Wheeler (@ChadWheeler72) March 20, 2017

Great game Trojans! You guys stepped up big time. I thought we had that game but plays didnt go our way. Next year! #USC

— Taylor Ashton (@TaylorAshton17) March 20, 2017

Tough loss but a great season by @USC_Hoops! Bright future at the Galen Center. #FightOn

— Zach Banner (@zachbanner73) March 20, 2017

Dear recruits, SC hoops is trending up. The Galen Center is an unbelievable arena. Best school in the country! Sign up for greatness #USC

— Taylor Ashton (@TaylorAshton17) March 20, 2017

Aww shoot 😢but great effort guys!! So much ❤️Congrats Trojans 🙏🏽✌🏾#FightOn #marchmadness

— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) March 20, 2017

Cosign… #USC #FightOn

— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) March 20, 2017

The @USC_Hoops team lost but proved they belonged in the tournament. Great season. #FightOn

— Frank Buckley (@FrankBuckleyTV) March 20, 2017

And the crowd goes wild at Caesars book as USC gets miracle backdoor cover at buzzer. Spts bk dir. Frank Kunovic said was six-figure swing

— Todd Dewey (@tdewey33) March 20, 2017

Chimezie Metu (USC): 28 points, 2nd most all-time by USC player in NCAA Tournament (31 by John Rudometkin 1960)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 20, 2017

Bennie Boatwright was the last #USC player off the court. He stayed kneeling down at midcourt, pointed to the sky and then ran to the tunnel

— Connor McGlynn (@cmcglynn48) March 20, 2017

USC finished the season with a school-record 26 wins and a magical tournament run. The question now: Will Chimezie Metu and Bennie Boatwright return?

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