I want to thank Evan Jones for pointing out that the Big Ten Network is part of Optimum's IO digital package (it does also offer ESPN Full Court as does Fios). ESPNU and NFL Network are not though.
ESPNU replayed last night's USC-UNLV Diamond Head Classic championship game. USC again played hard nosed defense and shut down UNLV. USC now has wins vs. Tennessee, St Mary's and UNLV under their belt. And during the time that both point guard Mike Gerrity and forward Leonard Washington got their eligibility, the Trojans have won six in a row. They're not the highest scoring team around as they don't quite score 61 points per game but when you average giving up only 50 points per game in your last six games, chances are you going to win a lot. They start PAC-10 competition New Year's Eve vs. Arizona, so we'll see if the defense holds up during conference season.