Auburn def. MSU, 91-76 (men)
In case you were wondering from the picture above, I am sitting in the stands today. Space along press row was limited because I arrived a bit late today. So it goes.
- FOURTH TO @ 2:24, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 83-75. The Tigers are hitting free throws. Yes, I'm serious. Eight of their past 11, in fact. That makes a difference, too.
- THIRD TO @ 7:56, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 73-67. Waller is back at it. He scored on a drive, a three and now has three free throws awaiting after a savage mauling along the perimeter.
- SECOND TO @ 13:20, 2nd half
Auburn leads, 60-54. The Tigers have scored on seven of their last nine possessions. They've made some defensive stops, too. It makes a big difference.
- FIRST TO @ 15:50, 2nd half
MSU leads, 52-51. Auburn hasn't made many defensive stops today. It didn't seem like a big deal when Waller was going off earlier. Now the Tigers have cooled and MSU is still rolling along.
Auburn leads, 42-40.
- FOURTH TO @ 1:19
Auburn leads, 40-38. MSU is sitting in a 2-3 zone and the Tigers are having some trouble getting the shots they want. The Bulldogs aren't having those kinds of problems. They're basically firing away from outside and hitting.
- THIRD TO @ 7:20
Auburn leads, 32-20. The Tigers haven't really scored since the last update. The one point was Knox hitting the free throw on the and-one referenced earlier. That's a six-possession span of scoring futility. The good news for Auburn is that MSU seems similarly messy right now.
- SECOND TO @ 11:10
Auburn leads, 31-15. This hot start hasn't abated. I just saw Brendon Knox score an and-one on an alley-oop pass from Speed Reed. How about that?
- FIRST TO @ 14:53
Auburn leads, 18-10. Great start for Tay Waller. He already has five baskets from three-point range. Incredible.