AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 16 points, Jaylin Williams and Chris Moore both had 14, and No. 13 Auburn defeated Texas Southern 72-56 on Friday night.
Texas Southern, which beat power conference team Arizona State earlier this week, led early in the second half before Auburn answered with a 15-2 run to retake a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. scored 20 points and Allen Flanigan added 18 to help No. 15 Auburn overcome a cold offensive first half in a 67-59 win over South Florida on Friday night.
Auburn trailed by as many as nine points early in the second half before storming back to take the lead on a 12-2 run that was keyed by back-to-back baskets from Flanigan.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's outside shots weren't falling in its season opener but that didn't matter much because the defense was on point.
Wendell Green Jr. scored 16 points while K.D. Johnson and Johni Broome each had 12 to lead the 15th-ranked Tigers to a 70-52 victory over George Mason on Monday night.
The Auburn Tigers have arrived as a basketball program.
That’s evidenced not only by their first Final Four appearance and No. 1 ranking under coach Bruce Pearl, it’s also clear in how many players they’re losing early to the NBA without dampening the expectations.
Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Five-star high school forward Yohan Traore is headed to Auburn.
Auburn announced the signing of the former LSU verbal commitment on Friday, giving the Tigers a potential successor to NBA-bound star Jabari Smith.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said he fully supports Stanford women's coach Tara VanDerveer's initiative to help those in need in Ukraine.
VanDerveer had pledged $10 for every 3-pointer made in the women's NCAA Tournament toward humanitarian efforts for those affected by Russia's invasion.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jabari Smith couldn't wait for his first NCAA Tournament game so he could get back to having fun and helping second-seeded Auburn to its latest first-round victory.
Oh, and putting up a highlight-reel jam wasn't bad, either.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski headed for the tunnel after Duke’s practice Thursday, offering a wave to the cheering fans who had gathered to watch and hopefully capture a brief moment from his final NCAA Tournament.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is grateful he can joke about his last NCAA Tournament game three years ago in the Final Four, no matter how gut-wrenching the outcome.
“It doesn't flash in my mind very often,” Pearl said Thursday about Virginia's 63-62, drama-filled victory in the 2019 national semifinals.
Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe is a unanimous pick as The Associated Press player of the year in the Southeastern Conference.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers got to celebrate a solo Southeastern Conference title with a flood of orange and blue confetti and no thoughts of tiebreakers.
A team led by newcomers is hoping for more March celebrations.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 12 of his 14 points in overtime, Jabari Smith had 27 points overall and No. 5 Auburn held off Mississippi State 81-68 in overtime Wednesday night.
With the win, the Tigers (26-4, 14-3 Southeastern Conference) clinched at least a share of the SEC regular-season championship.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler didn't quite get another triple-double, but Auburn's Wendell Green Jr. and Zep Jasper finally started hitting their own triples.
Kessler had 12 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocked shots while the point guard duo broke out of offensive slumps to lead the third-ranked Tigers to a 77-64 victory Wednesday night over Mississippi.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tyree Appleby found himself swarmed by students, fans and teammates at midcourt. It was the first time a scene like that unfolded at the O'Connell Center in more than 30 years.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Pearl and Auburn have an embarrassment of front-court riches.
The second-ranked Tigers have the nation's top shot blocker in 7-foot-1 Walker Kessler along with 6-10 freshman Jabari Smith, who also happens to be Auburn's top 3-point shooter.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler did it again for No. 1 Auburn.
Kessler recorded his second triple-double in six weeks, and just the third in program history, as the Tigers bounced back from a loss with a 75-58 victory over Texas A&M.
Auburn keeps finding ways to win — even sometimes in tougher-than-expected games — to maintain its hold on No. 1 in the The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. says a last-second win over the last-place team in the Southeastern Conference just shows the strength of No. 1 Auburn.
Green made a tiebreaking layup with four seconds remaining and the Tigers got past Georgia 74-72 Saturday, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games.
A look at the weekend action around the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
No. 1 Auburn (21-1, 9-0 Southeastern Conference) visits struggling Georgia (6-15, 1-7) on Saturday in an SEC schedule with the league's four ranked teams facing unranked opponents on the road.
Auburn keeps winning, Kentucky is rising and that has the Southeastern Conference putting its imprint atop this week's The Associated Press men's college basketball poll.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl stands to make more than $50 million under a new eight-year contract.
Athletic director Allen Greene announced terms of the deal Saturday, hours before the top-ranked Tigers faced Oklahoma at Auburn Arena.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl has agreed to a contract extension to remain on the Plains.
Athletic director Allen Greene announced in a video on social media along with Pearl on Friday night that “we locked him up," beneath the words “for life.” The 61-year-old Pearl led the top-ranked Tigers to their first Final Four in 2019.
War Eagle is flying high over men's college basketball for the first time in history.
A barely ranked afterthought to begin the season, Auburn climbed past Gonzaga to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll released Monday.
Auburn has steadily moved up the rankings this season, climbing from No. 22 in the preseason to No. 2 in this week's AP Top 25.
Coach Bruce Pearl believes the Tigers, with their quality wins and strength of schedule, should be even higher.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. is proving once he enters a game for Auburn, he's hard to sub out.
Green had a season-high 22 points off the bench to lead the ninth-ranked Tigers to their 10th straight victory, 81-66, over South Carolina on Tuesday night.
Bruce Pearl hasn’t had to venture too far in recruiting top talent for his 12th-ranked Auburn men’s basketball team. The same is true on the women’s side for Dawn Staley and No. 1 South Carolina.
Sitting between their Southeastern Conference campuses – one state over, in each case — is an Atlanta market fertile with top-flight talent and future pro players.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. and Jabari Smith both had double-doubles and No. 12 Auburn beat Murray State 71-58 Wednesday night for its eighth straight win.
Auburn (11-1) held Murray State to 28 points below its season average and out-rebounded the Racers 48-33.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Walter Kessler scored 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked four shots, and Wendell Green Jr. added 15 points and eight assists to help No. 13 Auburn overcome a 13-point deficit to beat Saint Louis 74-70 Saturday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers produced two lopsided wins minus coach Bruce Pearl. Now, he's on his way back.
Walker Kessler had 14 points, Jabari Smith and Devan Cambridge each scored 13, and No.
ATLANTA (AP) — Playing minus suspended coach Bruce Pearl, No. 18 Auburn made 16 steals and routed Nebraska 99-68 on Saturday.
Pearl began his two-game suspension imposed by the NCAA on Friday.
The NCAA has placed the Auburn men's basketball program on four years probation for unethical conduct involving former associate head coach Chuck Person and imposed a two-game suspension on coach Bruce Pearl for failing to monitor his assistant and adequately promote compliance.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 19 points, freshman Jabari Smith added 17 points and seven rebounds and No. 21 Auburn blew past Yale 86-64 on Saturday.
Johnson, who transferred from Georgia this offseason, overcame an injury scare in the first half to lead the Tigers in scoring.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler and freshman Jabari Smith had big games on offense and Auburn turned up the defensive intensity in the second half.
Kessler had 17 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and six blocks, Smith scored 20 points, and the 21st-ranked Tigers beat UCF 85-68 on Wednesday night.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Bruce Pearl learned a lot about his Auburn team during a grueling three-day tournament in The Bahamas.
The 19th-ranked Tigers finished in fifth place at the Battle 4 Atlantis after beating Syracuse 89-68 on Friday.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Jabari Smith looked comfortable posting up for No. 19 Auburn, while Walker Kessler kept working the glass and protecting the rim against an opponent that reached the second weekend of last season's NCAA Tournament.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Shot after shot, No. 19 Auburn and No. 22 Connecticut went back and forth at each other seemingly oblivious to pressure from a dwindling clock in an ever-lengthening game at the Battle 4 Atlantis.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — K.D. Johnson scored 15 points, Zep Jasper added 13 and No. 21 Auburn rallied to beat South Florida 58-52 on Friday night.
Jabari Smith hit a 3-pointer 10 minutes into the second half during a 15-0 stretch that gave Auburn (3-0) its first lead at 42-40.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jabari Smith scored 23 points and had 10 rebounds and No. 22 Auburn overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Louisiana-Monroe 93-65 Friday night.
Smith hit 7 of his 12 shots from the field, including three 3-pointers.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Wendell Green Jr. scored 19 points and fellow transfer K.D. Johnson added 12 points off the bench as No. 22 Auburn led Morehead State wire to wire in a 77-54 win in Tuesday night’s season opener.
Bruce Pearl has restocked Auburn's roster once again, only this time with expectations for immediate success.
The preseason No. 22 Tigers' coach bolstered his team with talented transfers like North Carolina 7-footer Walker Kessler, Georgia guard K.D.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn guard Allen Flanigan has had surgery to repair a right Achilles injury and is expected to be out 12-14 weeks.
Auburn announced Tuesday that Flanigan sustained a non-basketball injury.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Georgia guard K.D. Johnson is transferring to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn.
Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Monday that Johnson has signed an Athletics Financial Aid Agreement to play for Auburn next season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Former Arkansas guard Desi Sills is heading to Southeastern Conference rival Auburn.
Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Wednesday Sills has signed an athletics financial aid agreement...
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