Auburn Controls USC 91-75 in Bronny James’ First Road Game

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Aden Holloway scored 15 points with six assists and Jaylin Williams had 14 points to help Auburn beat USC 91-75 on Sunday as the Trojans’ Bronny James continued to work his way back to the court after suffering cardiac arrest.

The Tigers (8-2) controlled the game most of the way in the first road appearance for James in a packed Auburn Arena with dozens of NBA scouts watching. The Trojans (5-5) dropped their third straight game.

The son of NBA superstar LeBron James, Bronny James scored five points in 14 minutes, making 3 of 4 free throws late. He couldn’t corral the ball on an alley-oop chance in the final two minutes, prompting a chant of “overrated.” But Auburn fans mostly didn’t react to his presence on the court.

Auburn had five scorers in double figures. Denver Jones had 12 points while Johni Broome and Dylan Cardwell each had 11.

Boogie Ellis led USC with 22 points. Isaiah Collier and Oziyah Sellers each had 13. Collier fouled out.

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James had made his college debut at home a week earlier in an overtime loss to Long Beach State with his father on hand. LeBron James, whose Los Angeles Lakers host the New York Knicks on Monday night, wasn’t in Auburn Arena for this one.

Bronny James’ mother, Savannah, watched from right behind the USC bench.

James entered the game with 16:28 left to a moderate buzz from the fans and played mostly short stints, but he wasn’t able to spark a rally. In fact, the Trojans were outscored by 17 with him on the court in the first half and trailed 49-35 at halftime.

James suffered cardiac arrest in July during a workout at Galen Center. He was found to have a congenital heart defect that was treatable.

USC started a four-game road stretch. The Trojans have lost three consecutive regular-season games for the first time since losing to Colorado, Arizona and Arizona State from Feb. 1-8, 2020.

Auburn has won 49 consecutive home nonconference games and is creeping closer to the Top 25.

USC: Visits Alabama State on Tuesday night.

Auburn: Hosts Alabama State on Friday night.

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Auburn University defeated the University of Southern California (USC) in a basketball game with a score of 91-75. Aden Holloway and Jaylin Williams were the top scorers for Auburn with 15 and 14 points respectively. The game marked the return of Bronny James, son of NBA superstar LeBron James, who scored five points in 14 minutes of play. Auburn had five players scoring in double figures, while Boogie Ellis led USC with 22 points. USC has now lost three consecutive games, while Auburn continues its winning streak at home. Bronny James had suffered cardiac arrest previously but has recovered and returned to the court. USC will visit Alabama State in their next game, while Auburn will host Alabama State.

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