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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Tigers get into SEC win column, knock off South Carolina 79-64 in Columbia

Auburn coach Tony Barbee earned his long-awaited first SEC win Saturday, as the Tigers pulled away for a surprising 79-64 victory against South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

The Tigers (8-13, 1-6 SEC), who had lost their first six SEC games, got career highs from Rob Chubb and Josh Wallace, who finished with 18 and 17 points, respectively.

Earnest Ross had 10 points and 7 rebounds. Chris Denson added 10 points and Kenny Gabriel 13 rebounds.

Auburn went into halftime ahead 33-28 and grew that lead to double digits in the second half.

The Tigers, who hadn't shot better than 38 percent in any SEC game this season, shot 41.3 percent from the floor (26-for-63). The SEC's worst free throw shooting team went 26-for-34 from the line.

South Carolina (12-7, 3-3 SEC) went just 7-for-33 from 3-point range.

Auburn is in action again Thursday at home against Tennessee. Tipoff is 9 p.m. ET.

6 comments:

RJ said...

Great job by the team to get the win. Can't wait to see what happens with the team when Barbee gets some more recruits.

Aubiester said...

It was coming before long. I've said all along we will win a few in the SEC. That was the best we have played all year. Barbee is gonna be a good one.

Anonymous said...

South Carolina cant muster out a win against us in any sport

Anonymous said...

Is Barbee under contract yet? If not, do you think he'll even be around after this season?

Aubiester said...

LOL come on man. Not even worthy of a response.

Anonymous said...

Aubiester -

I am the one that asked about Barbee's contract - I am an AU grad, fan, and employee.

I have heard he hasn't signed a contract yet. I'm just asking - what does this mean for him long term with AU if he hasn't signed?