Ellis scores 28 points, leads USC over No. 19 Auburn 74-71


              Auburn guard Wendell Green Jr., center, struggles with the ball between Southern California guards Kobe Johnson, left, and Drew Peterson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Southern California guard Kobe Johnson, left, and Auburn guard Tre Donaldson fight for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Southern California guard Drew Peterson, left, is defended by Auburn guard Allen Flanigan during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Auburn guard K.D. Johnson, right, saves a loose ball next to Southern California guard Kobe Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Auburn guard Allen Flanigan, right, shoots against Southern California guard Drew Peterson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Auburn forward Chris Moore, right, dives into the ball against Southern California guard Boogi Ellis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)