Auburn def. Arkansas, 75-62
Post No. 1,051
Welcome to Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, where your Auburn Tigers are playing basketball against students from the University of Arkansas.
Auburn 75, Arkansas 62
- FOURTH TO @ 3:46, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 67-60. The Tigers are on an 8-0 run that may have sealed this bad boy. Arkansas' point guard, Courtney Fortson, fouled out with 4:23 remaining. He earned a technical foul while leaving the floor. Auburn hit three free throws (two for the technical, one for the foul) and now is in good position.
- THIRD TO @ 7:36, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 57-54. Auburn went on a nice run there (15-2) and climbed back into this game. They did it in transition ... steal, run, score. This is going to be a close one. I've got the feeling.
- FIRST TO @ 15:38, 2nd half
Arkansas leads, 47-38. This is a physical basketball game. The officials aren't calling anything questionable. Auburn has started the second half sloppily ... not finishing on the offensive end.
Arkansas leads, 39-31. Auburn had the deficit down to two points with 2:40 to go. Then it all went awry. Arkansas scored on four of its final five possessions to close the half. The Tigers lost all defensive control.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:57
Arkansas leads, 30-26. Auburn is playing better defense now. The problem is offense. Barrett seems off, but they're still feeding him the ball. Waller is totally off. Looks like it'll have to be Barrett, Hargrove and Barber ... for Barber's 5 field-goal attempts. He can't create.
- THIRD TO @ 7:11
Arkansas leads, 25-19. That was an evenly played segment. Not much to discuss.
- SECOND TO @ 11:17
Arkansas leads, 18-14. Auburn got its act together, started defending the perimeter and playing some offense. Looks like Barrett is off tonight. Someone else will have to score for the Tigers. Luke Hargrove had a nice alley-oop jame earlier from DeWayne Reed. It was gnarly.
- FIRST TO @ 15:44
Arkansas leads, 11-5. The Tigers already are a mess at the free-throw line. They're 1-for-4. They're 2-of-7 from the floor. Arkansas is dead-set on letting its guards fire away from three-point range.
- YOUR AUBURN STARTERS
PG -- DeWayne "Speed" Reed of Houston, Texas
SG -- Tez Robertson, on time
"SF" -- Tay "With The Tray" Waller of rural middle Georgia
"F" -- Rasheem Barrett of suburban Atlanta
F/C -- Korvotney Barber of rural middle Georgia