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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Auburn hoops clobbered at Ole Miss, 90-59

Auburn followed up its biggest comeback in 12 years by suffering its worst loss of the season, losing 90-59 to Ole Miss in Oxford, Miss., on Wednesday night.

The Tigers (9-16, 2-9 SEC), who were coming off a 19-point comeback win against Mississippi State only four days ago, allowed more points than they have in a game this season.

The 31-point loss was Auburn's worst since losing by 37 to Pittsburgh on Dec. 4, 2005.

Guard Zach Graham had a career-high 30 points for the Rebels (17-9, 5-6 SEC), making 7 of his 11 3-point shots. Ole Miss shot 56.8 percent form the field and made 13 3-pointers.

Auburn's lone bright spot was freshman guard Chris Denson, a former Shaw standout, who scored a career-high 16 points.

The Tigers return to action Saturday at home against Vanderbilt at 4 p.m. ET.

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7 comments:

Daily said...

I believe the Vandy game begins at 3pm.

Andy Bitter said...

You're right, 3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET. Thanks.

Clint Richardson said...

This is the first game all season that I saw a little give up in this team. I don't know what it was. Shots just would not fall tonight. Too many bad looks. Maybe our size is finally catching up to us. That and our depth.

Justin said...

Yeah, I saw a little quit today, but I can't really blame them. Ole Miss really found their stroke. Barbee's zone didn't get busted, it got crushed. First time I've seen that.

I just hope they can finish strong. Help is on the way, and next season could really be special, but it would help to get at least a little bit of confidence going into the offseason.

Clint Richardson said...

Justin, your right. This team really needs to finish on a good note and get some momentum going into the next year. With Vareez and the guy from Clemson, this next team could be good. If this current team can get 10 wins, I say thats a success given the expectations.

Justin said...

No doubt, Ward and Johnson will do big things next year. (Even if only for a half-season, in Johnson's case.)

I can only think of a couple teams in the SEC right now that could compete if they had their 3 best players out of the lineup, and another hobbled like Armstrong is.

Scott Clenney said...

I run across a bunch of Auburn games being televised over here in the Atlanta area. You know what? I watch them all! It doesn't matter that we're a little down this year- I like Tony Barbee and think he'll do a good job. The team plays hard and even if they haven't won a single game I still love AU and back them 100%. WDE