“This week I’m going to try to do something special for him,” Young said. “I’m trying to make the (NCAA) tournament for him.” [email protected] (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Gibson, whose season averages are down to 11.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, said he felt somewhat rejuvenated after taking Monday off from practice, workouts and school with it being Presidents’ Day. He’s also battled tendinitis in his left knee since late December. LOS ANGELES – Taj Gibson admitted for the first time he has felt fatigue toward the end of his first season battling college big men. The USC freshman forward scored just two points in two games last week on the Arizona road trip, but he did get 10 rebounds for the first time in 11 games Sunday against the Sun Devils. Gibson had a long talk with USC coach Tim Floyd on Tuesday. “Coach told me to suck it up,” Gibson said. “There are players in worse situations throughout the country. “I’ve played through it all year long, so I can play through it.” Facing Stanford’s Lopez twins could be the spark Gibson needs to get back going. Brook and Robin Lopez blocked at least five of his shots in Palo Alto. Monday was 16 years to the day that Nick Young’s oldest brother, Charles Jr., was shot and killed.