This was the weekend many college basketball players around the country had been waiting for. The chance to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The road to the "big dance" was easier for some teams than others.
USC's Daniel Hackett -who seems to have a knack for knowing where the camera is- looks as though he's thanking a greater power for helping his team win three games in the PAC-10 tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA's. This shot was taken just moments before the end of USC's win over Arizona State which sealed the SC's post-season deal.
Hackett - the Italian born Trojan's point guard-
is the emotional center for USC which had a so-so regular season, but now joins 64 other teams with a chance to win college basketball's ultimate prize.