AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers will rely on a new cast of leading men this year as they try to maintain the momentum coming off their first Final Four run.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — There is a sheen that always seems to glisten on Auburn coach Bruce Pearl.
You see, he sweats. A lot.
He mostly keeps his suit jacket on during games, but Pearl...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The confetti was still swirling around Auburn coach Bruce Pearl when he gazed over a team headed to the first Final Four in school history and declared, "This one was for...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown took one dribble from the corner nearest his bench, rose up and buried a 3-pointer, all but icing a massive win for Auburn's NCAA Tournament...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers buried Arkansas under an early avalanche of 3-pointers, and the Razorbacks never came close to climbing out.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn center Austin Wiley is out for the Kentucky game with a lower leg injury.
Auburn announced Wiley's status before the 14th-ranked Tigers faced No. 12 Kentucky on Saturday. A spokesman says the 6-foot-11, 260-pound center "is expected to miss a couple of weeks."
Wiley is averaging 10.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and nearly two blocked shots a game.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers collected steals, turnovers and fast-break points and generally just had a good time.
The 12th-ranked Tigers (11-2) turned a smothering defensive performance into a 95-49 victory over North Florida on Saturday while getting 18 points and five 3-pointers from Bryce Brown.
They forced 33 turnovers and racked up 20 steals in their final nonconference tuneup before Southeastern Conference play.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn wanted to pounce on Saint Peter's early and did just that.
Anfernee McLemore and Bryce Brown each scored 19 points to lead No. 8 Auburn to a 99-49 rout of the Peacocks on Wednesday night.
The Tigers (6-1) scored the game's first 13 points and led by as many as 32 before halftime over Saint Peter's (1-5), which has lost five straight.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper opened the game with an alley-oop pass to Anfernee McLemore and drained a 3 -pointer a minute later.
It was that kind of opening night for Harper and No. 11 Auburn. The point guard had 20 points, 13 assists and six 3-pointers to lead the Tigers to a 101-58 win over South Alabama on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
"We played extremely well," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "We would have beat a lot of people tonight.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers found a way to win without two key players.
That's nothing new.
Jared Harper scored 21 points, freshman Chuma Okeke had career-highs of 16 points and 10 rebounds and No. 12 Auburn beat rival Alabama 90-71 Wednesday night even without ailing star Mustapha Heron and injured Anfernee McLemore.
"I just knew I had to step up with two of our teammates down," Okeke said.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Coach Bruce Pearl doesn't believe losing another post player will be a breaking point for an Auburn team on track for a rare Southeastern Conference men's basketball title and NCAA Tournament berth.
The 12th-ranked Tigers must get it done without center Anfernee McLemore, out for the season following surgery to repair a fractured and dislocated left ankle.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — No. 10 Auburn's path toward closing out a stellar season in the Southeastern Conference just got tougher.
The Tigers found out shortly after their stunning, 84-75 loss to South Carolina on Saturday that starter Anfernee McLemore was lost for the season after a horrific injury late in the first half.
"Now, we're down to eight guys," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Auburn starting forward Anfernee McLemore left the court on a stretcher after a gruesome-looking injury to his left leg late in the first half against South Carolina on Saturday.
Auburn said McLemore suffered a dislocated left ankle and was taken to a hospital for X-rays.
McLemore came down hard and immediately started shouting in pain as medical personnel quickly surrounded him.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn's leading rebounder is a 6-foot-3 transfer from Presbyterian College. The best shot blocker and tallest starter is a 6-foot-7 guy whose other college options included MIT and Yale.
The 11th-ranked Tigers are having their best season in decades and have built a two-game lead in the Southeastern Conference despite being undersized and short-handed. They're holding their own just fine around the basket, too.
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Needing someone to step up and hit big shots in a close game, Jared Harper accepted the challenge for Auburn.
The sophomore guard scored 11 of his 17 points in the final four minutes to help push the Tigers past Murray State 81-77 on Tuesday night for their ninth consecutive victory.
Trailing by a point, Harper hit three 3-pointers and added two free throws during a 13-4 run to pull away from the Racers. Auburn (10-1) finished 12 of 27 from behind the arc.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Anfernee McLemore's forte is blocking shots, not hitting 3-pointers. This time he did both.
Desean Murray scored a season-high 20 points and McLemore finished with 17, mostly on rare 3s, to lead Auburn to an 80-55 victory over Gardner-Webb on Wednesday night.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Mustapha Heron scored 19 points to lead Auburn to a 79-63 win over George Mason on Sunday.
Even without center Austin Wiley — who has not played this season due to eligibility issues — the Tigers (6-1) outrebounded the Patriots 45-30 and had 25 second-chance points. They have outrebounded all of their opponents this season.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Mustapha Heron scored 20 points to lead Auburn to an 89-78 victory Saturday over Missouri in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Auburn (18-13, 7-11 Southeastern Conference) built a 20-point lead in the first half and shot a season-best 56.1 percent.
Heron missed only his seventh and final shot and made all three of his 3-point attempts to help hand Missouri (7-23, 2-16) its sixth straight loss. The two teams will meet again in the first round of the SEC Tournament.