USC Men's Basketball To Begin Home And Home Series With Auburn In 2022
The USC men's basketball team, fresh off a school record-tying season for wins in 2022, will begin a home-and-home series with perennial Southeastern Conference power Auburn on Dec. 18, 2022 at the Galen Center, it was announced today (June 3). The Trojans will then make a trip to face the Tigers at the Neville Arena in Auburn, Ala. in December of 2023.
The 2021-22 Trojans tied the school single-season wins record by going 26-8, finishing third in the Pac-12 and advancing to the 2022 NCAA Tournament.
The 2022-23 Trojans will be led by a strong returning core of guards Boogie Ellis (12.5 ppg), Drew Peterson (12.4 ppg) and Reese Dixon-Waters (4.8 ppg). In addition, USC returns scholarship players Harrison Hornery (F), Kobe Johnson (G), Joshua Morgan (F) and Malik Thomas (G). The 2022-23 Trojans will also feature the No. 6 ranked freshman class of center Vincent Iwuchukwu, forward,Kijani Wright and guards Tre White and Oziyah Sellers.
The Auburn Tigers went 28-6 during the 2021-22 season, won the SEC regular season title and reached the Round of 32 in the 2022 NCAA Tournament, falling to the same Miami team which had knocked off the Trojans in the first round.
USC is 2-0 all-time against Auburn, winning 73-66 on Dec. 15, 1972 in Los Angeles at the Trojan Classic and 85-74 on Dec. 29, 1977 in New Orleans at the Sugar Bowl Tournament.