Auburn def. Tulsa, 74-55
Hey everyone. Welcome to Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, where your Auburn Tigers are playing the Tulsa Golden Hurricane.
Auburn 74, Tulsa 55. Next game: Tuesday night @ 6 p.m. vs. Baylor/Va. Tech.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:56, 2nd
Auburn leads, 59-49. It's getting tight. Tulsa hit a few threes, an easy lay-up and Auburn isn't accomplishing anything on offense. This is what happens.
- THIRD TO @ 7:06, 2nd
Auburn leads, 56-40. Same basic deal. I'll say this -- the officiating here is off. They're calling touch fouls one minute, allowing muggings to go unpunished moments later. It's hurting/helping both teams equally. Still, it's unseemly.
- SECOND TO @ 11:28, 2nd
Auburn leads, 51-33. Still no Barber. Still no major issues for Auburn -- mainly because Tulsa is a small team as well. Auburn is playing on another level defensively tonight. So many deflections. They'll finish with 12-15 steals.
- FIRST TO @ 15:32, 2nd
Auburn leads, 45-29. The Tigers have been awesome in transition. Barber has four fouls already. There's your storylines.
- INTERESTING HALFTIME NUMBERS
**Barber played three minutes
**Tulsa shot 30%, Auburn 32%
**Jordan has 2 points and 5 rebounds
Auburn 33, Tulsa 22.
- FOURTH TO @ 3:54, 1st
Auburn leads, 26-16. Both teams were sloppy during that last stretch. Auburn is falling in love with the three-point shot now ... and has missed three in a row. I haven't seen the Tigers look this active on defense in a while. They're getting hands on a lot of passes and disrupting flow.
- THIRD TO @ 7:50, 1st
Auburn leads, 21-14. The Tigers seem locked in to me. They're playing with a lot of purpose, particularly on defense. Knox is contributing with Barber on the bench. Auburn is trying to push the tempo, which surprises me a little bit. I guess they like their depth better than Tulsa's.
- SECOND TO @ 11:11, 1st
Auburn leads, 13-10. With Jordan out with foul trouble, Tulsa seems lost on offense. It's clear what the Tigers are trying to do with him out -- they're working inside and trying to draw fouls near the basket. If Jordan's reserves get in foul trouble, what then?
- FIRST TO @14:24, 1st
Tulsa leads, 8-5. Very physical game. Barber has two fouls already. Knox, his backup, has one. I've heard that Johnnie Lett is available if need be. Tulsa's big guy, Jordan, has one foul.
- YOUR AUBURN STARTERS
PG -- Speed Reed, Not Shoot Reed
SG -- Tez Robertson, amorously tied to Sherell Hobbs
SF -- Tay Waller, shot maker
"PF" -- Rasheem Barrett, wearing long sleeves
C -- Korvotney Barber, player
- Auburn in orange, Tulsa in royal blue.