Ellis scores 17, Southern Cal beats Utah 71-56
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 17 points on 7-of-13 shooting, Tre White added 13 points and Southern California beat Utah 71-56. USC (13-5, 5-2 Pac-12) has won nine consecutive home game, the longest single-season streak of its kind since the Trojans won their first nine games at the Galen Center to start the 2016-17 season. Reese Dixon-Waters and Drew Peterson each had 11 points, six rebounds and four assists for Southern Cal. Branden Carlson returned from a one-game absence (non-COVID illness) for Utah (12-7, 5-3) and finished with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting (3 of 5 from 3-point range), nine rebounds and three blocks. Rollie Worster added 12 points. Utah shot 34% (21 of 61) from the field and made 8 of 25 (32%) from 3-point range.
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