Bronny James and USC lose AGAIN as LeBron James’s son manages just five points in 91-75 blowout defeat to Auburn in his second game since return from cardiac arrest

  • Sunday's game at Alabama was the 19-year-old guard's first road game for USC
  • He returned for the Trojans in an 84–79 loss to Long Beach State on December 10
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Bronny James and his USC teammates lost for the third straight game, as LeBron's eldest son managed just five points in the Trojans' 91-75 loss to Auburn in what was only his second game since returning from a cardiac arrest.

The 19-year-old guard also had two rebounds and two turnovers while playing on a minutes restriction. He came off the bench and was on the floor for a total of 14 minutes in Sunday's loss, finishing 1-of-4 from the field and 0-2 from three. He also hit three of his four attempts from the free throw line.

Bronny made his return to the basketball court last Sunday after a surprising 84-79 overtime loss to unranked Long Beach State after suffering cardiac arrest in July.

However, a game before that, the Trojans were outscored 5-5 by No. 10 seed Gonzaga.

Ahead of his comeback since being diagnosed with a congenital heart defect last summer, Bronny showed gratitude for the support and care he received while recovering from an on-court collapse at USC's Galen Center.

USC guard Bronny James also had two rebounds and two turnovers in 14 minutes at Alabama

“I just want to say I'm grateful for everything,” he told reporters on December 10. “Mayo Clinic, everything they helped me with, my parents, brothers and sisters for supporting me during this difficult time of my life. I just want to express my appreciation to everyone who helped me through this.

“Also my coach, my teammates, all my other coaches. They have been with me from the beginning and I just want to say I am grateful for them.”

USC's shocking form comes after a busy offseason recruiting season, with the team's current roster filled with seven former top-100 recruits, including Bronny (No. 22), two other guards in Isaiah Collier (No. 1 ) and Boogie Ellis (No. 38), and forwards Vince Iwukchukwu (No. 25), Arrinten Page (No. 48), Kijani Wright (No. 52) and Brandon Gardner (No. 93).

James was 1-for-4 from the field and 0-2 from three, but made three of his four free throws

James was 1-for-4 from the field and 0-2 from three, but made three of his four free throws

Ellis led all scorers with 22 points against Auburn. Collier and Sellers each scored 13 points.

Jaylin Williams scored 14 points for the Tigers. Denver Jones added 12, and Broome and Cardwell each scored 11.

All eleven Auburn players who played scored at least three points. Seven went for seven points or more as the Tigers earned their third consecutive victory.

USC will play against Alabama State on Tuesday, December 19.