Mercer @ AU (men)
Rebounds ... Mercer 22 (7 off.); Auburn 8 (1 off.)
Assist/turnover ratio ... Mercer 8/7; Auburn 9/3
Mercer leads, 44-40. Auburn let James Florence get away. He scored 13 points during the final four minutes of the half. Most of those were created on the fly. Auburn scored on each of its last six possessions of the half, so things are working there.
I'll update with stats when I get them.
FOURTH TO @ 3:34:
Game tied at 30. Auburn is giving up too many offensive rebounds. That's weird to me because the Tigers have significantly more size. Both teams have lost their offensive momentum.
@6:46: Waller hits a three and now has 13 points.
THIRD TO @ 7:47:
Mercer leads, 22-20. Auburn adjusted to that Mercer stuff. They're not cutting off the passes, but they're loading up down low and forcing the Bears to take contested shots. It's not working for them. Auburn offense: Waller hit a three and two technical FTs. Mercer coach was called for a technical foul after arguing a call too feverishly.
SECOND TO @ 11:28:
Mercer ahead, 21-12. The Bears are passing very well and getting plenty of what I'd call "system baskets." I'm talking about give-and-gos. Auburn isn't adjusting. The Tigers seem a little disheveled on offense, but not clueless. Reed made a really nice pass to K. Barber for a lay-up just before the time out.
@14:34: Frankie Sullivan hits the first shot of his career; a 3-pointer.
FIRST TO @ 15:57
Mercer ahead, 8-4. Both teams still feeling each other out. Auburn defending with a man scheme; Mercer going with the zone. It's amazing that Dewayne Reed ever gets the green light. He has an awful shot.
It's Auburn (1-0) vs. Mercer (2-0)
PG -- Tez Robertson
SG -- Tay Waller
SF -- Lucas Hargrove
PF -- Vot Barber
F/C -- Johnnie Lett