GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Southern Cal 70, Saint Joseph's 55

(AP Photo/Jayne Kamin-Oncea)

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Boogie Ellis scored 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Joshua Morgan added 13 and No. 24 Southern California beat St. Joseph's 70-55 at the Wooden Legacy.

Chevez Goodwin had 10 points and eight rebounds for USC (4-0).

Ellis scored seven points in a 19-4 run that made it 23-9 midway through the first half and the Trojans led the rest of the way.

Ejike Obinna was 9 of 13 from the field and finished with a career-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for St. Joseph's (2-2). Taylor Funk added 12 points and eight rebounds.

Erik Reynolds II hit two 3-pointers and Funk added a third for the Hawks in the first four minutes of the second half to trim their deficit to 44-37. Isaiah Mobley, in the high-post, slipped a bounce pass to Morgan on the baseline for a two-handed dunk, Max Agbonkpolo made a jumper in the lane and Morgan added a layup to extend the lead 13 about 90 seconds later and the Hawks trailed by double figures the rest of the way.

Mobley, whose younger brother Evan was the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, had just four points on 2-of-8 shooting but added 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

The Trojans went into the game averaging 9.2 turnovers per game - eighth fewest in the NCAA this season - and committed seven Thursday and scored 16 points off 15 St. Joseph's turnovers.


USC
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
I. Mobley F 32 2-8 0-0 0-1 3-11 3 1 1 2 0 4
M. Agbonkpolo F 24 3-5 0-0 0-1 1-5 0 0 0 1 2 6
C. Goodwin F 18 5-11 0-1 0-0 4-8 0 0 0 0 0 10
B. Ellis G 31 8-14 0-0 1-3 1-4 4 0 0 1 1 17
D. Peterson G 29 2-9 1-2 0-2 0-5 4 2 1 2 0 5
J. Morgan   21 4-7 5-6 0-0 2-6 0 2 1 0 3 13
E. Anderson   19 2-7 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 6
R. Dixon-Waters   11 2-5 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 3 0 0 6
K. Johnson   9 1-1 0-0 1-1 1-1 1 1 0 1 1 3
H. Hornery   2 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thomas   2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   198 29-69
(.420)
8-12
(.667)
4-11
(.364)
14-42 12 6 6 7 8 70


Saint Joseph's
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Funk F 32 5-11 0-0 2-7 2-8 2 0 0 4 0 12
J. Hall F 30 1-12 0-0 0-5 1-6 6 1 2 2 2 2
E. Obinna C 28 9-13 0-1 0-0 4-10 0 0 0 2 1 18
C. Coleman C 10 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-0 0 0 1 0 2 0
E. Reynolds II G 30 2-7 1-2 2-4 0-0 0 0 1 0 4 7
C. Brown   21 2-5 0-0 1-3 2-4 0 0 0 0 2 5
D. Bishop   18 1-6 2-2 0-4 0-2 0 0 0 3 0 4
J. Tracey   11 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 2 2
K. Klaczek   10 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-3 1 1 0 1 2 0
J. Forrest   5 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-1 0 0 0 0 1 3
A. Jansson   3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 2
C. Arizin   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 23-65
(.354)
3-5
(.600)
6-31
(.194)
14-42 10 2 4 15 16 55
Officials: Chris Rastatter, A.J. Desai, Larry Spaulding




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