Auburn def. Tennessee, 78-77 (men)
Welcome to Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, where Auburn is playing host to Tennessee.
Auburn 78, Tennessee 77. Barber hit a lay-in with five seconds left. Auburn botched an in-bound pass, but Waller grabbed the ball amid a major scramble. Tennessee was caught in transition, so to speak, because it thought a fast break was starting. Waller found Barber under the basket. Tennessee's final heave, from Prince's hand, was off to the right as the buzzer sounded.
- TO @:16, 2nd half (media timeout)
Tennessee leads, 77-76. Lucas Hargrove is at the line; two shots.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:32, 2nd half (media timeout)
Tennessee leads, 73-69. J.P. Prince has kept UT moving by rolling into the lane and creating opportunities. He drew fouls on back-to-back trips. Barrett is at the line for two shots right now.
- THIRD TO @ 6:05, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 67-66. We have a ballgame here. As they've been doing since the first minutes, the two teams match each other at every turn. It's basically Barrett against Tyler Smith. I hope you can watch it. The game is entertaining for sure.
- SECOND TO @ 11:34, 2nd half (media timeout)
Tennessee leads, 62-61. The Vols built a six-point lead, but Auburn has climbed back in it. Barrett has been the savior so far. He has hit several big shots. Also, Tennessee has no way to guard Barber on the backside ... so Auburn keeps lobbing passes over the front-side defender and Barber lays it in.
- FIRST TO @ 15:08, 2nd half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 54-53. Tennessee took its first lead at 15:25, but Barrett just gave Auburn another lead. The Tigers' zone defense is not working. It's man-to-man or bust at this point.
- Thanks to Kristina and "Earl" for rolling by to say hello at halftime.
Auburn leads, 43-41. Good game. One thing -- Johnnie Lett is on crutches (after injuring his ankle earlier this week) and doesn't look healthy at all. I don't think he'll be back anytime soon.
Quick Change is the halftime entertainment today. I'm staying for this one.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:36, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 40-32. These two teams play along with each other. If one is hot, the other gets hot. When that passion tails off, the other team follows along. Interesting to watch.
- THIRD TO @ 7:56, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 29-24. Yes, they just played nearly three minutes without a basket. The rims are back to their usual circumference.
- SECOND TO @ 10:40, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 29-24. The Tigers scored on its first six consecutive possessions since the last stoppage. So did Tennessee. I wouldn't say it's poor defense per se; both teams are hitting challenged/difficult shots.
- FIRST TO @ 15:11, 1st half (media timeout)
Auburn leads, 15-6. Great start for the Tigers. Barrett already has six points.
- Your Auburn starters
PG -- DeWayne Reed
SG -- Tay Waller
SF -- Rasheem Barrett
F -- Lucas Hargrove
F/C -- Vot Barber
This is the first game Tez Robertson hasn't started since the spring of 2005.