19nine’s Legacy Collection dives inside the archives to bring back some college basketball classics. Like the originals, we crafted each Legacy pair of retro shorts with the materials and details to honor the original designs. It was a labor of love in our pursuit to provide an era specific keepsake that celebrates the most iconic styles in college basketball history.
'92 Trojan Legacy
George Raveling's USC Trojans entered the '91-92 season looking to build on the previous season in which they made the NCAA Tournament as #10 seed. Starting the season unranked, Southern Cal put the nation on notice beating #4 Ohio State, 79-77. It was the first of four wins vs. top 5 ranked teams on the year.
Two of those four wins were against UCLA and the other was 70-69 classic against #2 Arizona in the final game of the regular season. USC finished 22-5 on the year, 15-3 in the conference and earned a #2 seed in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament.
The Trojans success was in large part because of their dynamic guard, Harold Miner. In '92 Miner was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, 1st Team All-American and was named National Player of the Year by Sports Illustrated. "Baby Jordan" as he was dubbed by the media averaged over 26ppg and was a highlight reel waiting to happen on a nightly basis.
After rising all the way from unranked to #8 in the country, USC's dream season ended in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in a heartbreaking loss to #7 seed Georgia Tech, 79-78.