GW @ Auburn (men), 1st half
GW leads, 44-29. More of the same -- slow rotations on defense and meandering play on offense. Barber was called for a pair of offensive fouls late in the half. He now has three fouls. I'll get stats when they come available.
FOURTH TO @ 3:43:
GW leads, 39-29. The Colonials are still getting open looks outside -- even after the Tigers switched to man-to-man. Auburn's offense is impatient right now. I don't sense a real plan.
THIRD TO @ 7:45:
GW leads, 33-23. Auburn is slow on defensive rotations along the perimeter. GW passes the ball in, then out. As the Tigers' zone collapses toward that inside player, the outside guy goes free and he cashes from outside. The Colonials have hit six 3-pointers in the last six minutes.
SECOND TO @ 12:07:
Game tied at 20. Auburn has scored on six of its seven possessions since the last timeout. The Tigers are getting good looks from the perimeter and they're hitting them. Auburn's sticking with the zone, but Frankie Sullivan and Reed have been slow on some rotations. They're leaving shooters open. GW hit three 3-pointers during that segment.
FIRST TO @ 15:33:
GW leads, 11-9. Auburn was remarkably sloppy initially, committing silly turnovers and letting GW run basic plays for easy baskets. Barber can't create his own shot. Auburn's zone played more intelligently and started causing more problems.
This is among the most sparce crowds I've seen in a while. I'd estimate attendance at 1,000 or so.
Auburn's starting lineup:
PF/C -- Korvotney Barber
G/F -- Lucas Hargrove
G/F -- Tay Waller
SG -- Dewayne Reed
PG -- Tez Robertson
Photo credit: Todd Van Emst/Auburn University
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