Auburn forward Chuma Okeke declares for NBA draft
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn sophomore forward Chuma Okeke is entering the NBA draft.
Okeke announced his decision Saturday after a season that ended with a left knee injury during Auburn's...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn point guard Jared Harper says he will leave school at the end of the spring semester to enter the NBA Draft.
Harper helped lead the Tigers to their first Final...
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper might just epitomize this Auburn basketball team: overlooked, undersized and playing about as well as anybody.
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 meets Kentucky in Elite Eight
No. 5 seed Auburn (29-9, 15-7) vs. No. 2 seed Kentucky (30-6, 16-4)
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Sunday, 1:20 p.m. EDT
Auburn outshoots UNC, bouncing first No. 1 from NCAAs
Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region. The trigger-happy Tigers overcame an early deficit with a...
NCAA Latest: Auburn trounces Kansas to reach Sweet 16
The Latest on the second round of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern):
Auburn is going back to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2003.
Auburn, Tennessee meet in SEC finals
Auburn (25-9, 14-7) vs. Tennessee (29-4, 17-3)
Southeastern Conference Tourney Championship, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Sunday, 12 p.m. EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers are stringing together some impressive accomplishments with coach Bruce Pearl. Now they have a chance at something particularly special before the NCAA...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Auburn's Jared Harper didn't attempt a single free throw in the first half. South Carolina couldn't keep him off the foul line the rest of the game.
S. Carolina meets Auburn in SEC quarters
Auburn (23-9, 12-7) vs. No. 4 seed South Carolina (16-15, 11-7)
Southeastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Friday, 2:30 p.m. EDT
Mizzou faces Auburn in SEC 2nd round
No. 12 seed Missouri (15-16, 6-13) vs. No. 5 seed Auburn (22-9, 11-7)
Southeastern Conference Tourney Second Round, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Thursday, 2:30 p.m....
Tennessee’s Grant Williams named AP SEC player of year
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Mississippi's Kermit Davis is coach of the year.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers saved their best for last, and so did Jared Harper.
Harper made four straight free throws over the final 31 seconds and two late 3-pointers to help...
Auburn looks to knock off No. 5 Tennessee
No. 5 Tennessee (27-3, 15-2) vs. Auburn (21-9, 10-7)
Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Saturday, 12 a.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 5 Tennessee looks to give Auburn its seventh straight loss to...
Harper, Auburn rally to beat rival Alabama 66-60
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper finished both his drives and the game strong.
Auburn's 5-foot-11 point guard drove for two late layups and Chuma Okeke had 17 points and 14 rebounds to...
Bama seeks revenge on Auburn
Auburn (20-9, 9-7) vs. Alabama (17-12, 8-8)
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Alabama seeks revenge on Auburn after dropping the first matchup in...
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...
Miss. St. looks to extend streak vs Auburn
Mississippi State (21-7, 9-6) vs. Auburn (19-9, 8-7)
Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama; Saturday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State looks for its sixth straight conference win...
Georgia looks to end streak vs Auburn
Auburn (18-9, 7-7) vs. Georgia (10-17, 1-13)
Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Auburn looks to extend Georgia's conference losing streak to 13...
Auburn looks to knock off No. 4 Kentucky
Auburn (18-8, 7-6) vs. No. 4 Kentucky (22-4, 11-2)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky; Saturday, 1:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 4 Kentucky looks to give Auburn its sixth straight loss...
Auburn rides 3-point barrage to 79-56 win over Arkansas
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 beats Vanderbilt 64-53 for rare win at Memorial Gym
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With shots not falling, the Auburn Tigers focused on defense to steal away from Memorial Gym with a very rare win.
Jared Harper scored 16 points, and Auburn beat Vanderbilt 64-53 Saturday for the Tigers' first win at Memorial Gym since Feb. 16, 2000.
Brown scores 23 to lead Auburn’s 84-63 rout of Alabama
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers fell from the Top 25, then started playing like they belonged again.
Bryce Brown scored 23 points, Jared Harper had 19 and Auburn beat rival Alabama 84-63 on Saturday night to punctuate a big week.
The Tigers (15-6, 4-4 Southeastern Conference) picked up their second straight lopsided win after dropping from the Top 25 for the first time this season.
Auburn snaps 3-game skid with 92-58 rout of Missouri
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Samir Doughty made a quick 3-pointer to start the second half, Bryce Brown hit two more and Auburn was soaring again.
Jared Harper scored 16 points while Chuma Okeke and Brown each had 14 to help Auburn snap a three-game losing streak with a 92-58 rout of Missouri Wednesday night.
"These last few games we came out the second half lackadaisical, so those 3-balls really got us going," Okeke said.
Kentucky-Auburn matches veteran Harper, freshman Hagans
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky's Ashton Hagans is one of the Southeastern Conference's top defenders, a freshman point guard who arrived in Lexington as one of the nation's coveted prospects.
Auburn's Jared Harper is a three-year starter and one of the league's most accurate 3-point shooters but wasn't quite so highly recruited.
The point guards will face off Saturday when the 12th-ranked Wildcats and No. 14 Auburn meet in a showdown of likely league contenders.
Harper, No. 11 Auburn rebound with 93-78 win over Georgia
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jared Harper's quick 3-pointer to start the game signaled this would be a more typical performance for both Auburn and its star point guard than the last one.
Harper had 22 points and seven assists and he and the 11th-ranked Tigers rebounded from a rough night to beat Georgia 93-78 on Saturday.
No. 7 Auburn survives scare, hangs on to beat Murray State
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Shuffling its starting lineup and finding its 3-point shot in the second half helped No. 7 Auburn to a bounce-back victory at home.
Samir Doughty scored 20 points, Austin Wiley had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Auburn held off Murray State 93-88 on Saturday.
No. 8 Auburn outlasts UAB 75-71 in overtime
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn and UAB aren't annual rivals on the hardwood. The energy inside Legacy Arena as a fight-to-the-finish matchup ensued said otherwise.
Jared Harper scored 23 of Auburn's last 30 points and finished with 31 to help the No. 8 Tigers outlast UAB 75-71 in overtime Saturday night in the Mike Slive Invitational.
Brown’s 34 points leads No. 8 Auburn past Dayton 82-72
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Brown didn't want to take all the credit for his flurry of 3-pointers to end the first half.
Brown scored a career-high 34 points and made six 3s to lead No. 8 Auburn to an 82-72 victory over Dayton on Saturday night.
He got into a groove late in the first half, making four straight 3s over the final 2:29 to give the Tigers a 51-32 lead. Brown even listed those who fed him the ball on the first three shots, Chuma Okeke, Samir Doughty and Jared Harper.
No. 1 Duke beats No. 8 Auburn 78-72 to reach Maui title game
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish scored 18 points each, and top-ranked Duke survived its stiffest challenge of the season, holding off No. 8 Auburn 78-72 Tuesday night to reach the Maui Invitational title game.
The Blue Devils (5-0) got off to another stellar start, looking as if they would run another top-10 team out of the gym. But the Tigers (4-1) clawed back, trimming a 17-point deficit to 61-56 in the second half by fearlessly attacking Duke at both ends.
Okeke leads No. 11 Auburn past No. 25 Washington 88-66
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers gave a sellout crowd plenty to cheer, from a huge early lead over a ranked nonconference team, to the return of Austin Wiley to the court, to a lopsided victory.
Chuma Okeke had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Samir Doughty scored 18 to lead No. 11 Auburn to an 88-66 victory over No. 25 Washington on Friday night.
The Tigers (2-0) raced to an 18-point halftime lead and pushed it to 30 in their first home win over a ranked nonconference team in nearly 48 years.
Harper leads No. 11 Auburn to 101-58 win over South Alabama
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.
No. 11 Auburn gets reinforcements to build on big season
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — No. 11 Auburn opens the season with every reason for sunny optimism instead of last year's dark cloud of concern.
Not only do star guards Bryce Brown and Jared Harper return but so do 6-foot-11 center Austin Wiley and forward Danjel Purifoy, both of whom were forced to sit out last season for NCAA rules violations .
PHOENIX (AP) — The deadline for college players to withdraw from the NBA draft has a widespread impact, from the individuals involved to their families to the teams who may select them in June.
The decisions made on or just before Wednesday's deadline also will have a lasting effect on the 2018-19 college basketball season. Teams losing key players will have to find replacements, possibly ending up in rebuilding mode. Teams who get their stars back will be eyeing NCAA Tournament runs.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn center Austin Wiley, point guard Jared Harper and shooting guard Bryce Brown are returning to school after exploring their NBA draft prospects.
All three announced their decisions Tuesday, a day before the deadline for underclassmen who haven't hired an agent to withdraw.
Auburn’s Bryce Brown submits name to NBA draft
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Guard Bryce Brown has joined a list of Auburn players considering entering the NBA draft.
The first-team All-Southeastern Conference performer announced his decision to go through the evaluation process Wednesday, but says he's not planning to hire an agent. He has until June 11 to withdraw from the draft.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn sophomore point guard Jared Harper is entering the NBA draft.
Harper announced his decision on Friday but says he's not planning to hire an agent. Underclassmen have until June 11 to withdraw from the draft if they don't sign with an agent.
Harper averaged 13.2 points and dished out 185 assists last season, equaling Auburn's fourth-highest single season assist total.
He was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference performer.
Auburn point guard Davion Mitchell transferring
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn freshman point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring.
Tigers coach Bruce Pearl announced Mitchell's decision on Thursday, calling Mitchell "one of the most coachable players I've ever had."
Mitchell played in all 34 games for Auburn, which won a share of the regular-season Southeastern Conference title and made its first NCAA Tournament in 15 years.
He averaged just 3.7 points per game, but was also second on the team with 63 assists.
SAN DIEGO — At Auburn Arena, Davion Mitchell usually starts the game on the exercise bike to avoid cramping up before he checks in at the first media timeout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Nothing about Auburn's performance was pretty until Jared Harper drained a long 3-pointer with 1:17 to go against College of Charleston.
It was a huge shot, all right, and it allowed the Tigers to stick around San Diego for two more days.
Harper's tiebreaking 3 — his only basket of the game — helped Auburn beat No. 13 seed College of Charleston 62-58 in a Midwest Region thriller to avoid becoming the second No. 4 seed upset at Viejas Arena on Friday.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn has found another source of motivation.
The 16th-ranked Tigers carry the top seed — and perhaps the biggest chip —on their shoulders into the Southeastern Conference Tournament, facing the Alabama-Texas A&M winner on Friday in St. Louis.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia forward Yante Maten is the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference men's basketball player of the year.
Maten and Tennessee forward Grant Williams were unanimous first-team picks on the all-SEC team announced Tuesday. Tennessee's Rick Barnes was named coach of the year and Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton was selected as newcomer of the year by the 15-person media panel.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC coaches have selected Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Southeastern Conference player of the year and Volunteers coach Rick Barnes is the coach of the year.
The coaches also named Alabama's Collin Sexton and Kentucky's Kevin Knox as co-freshmen of the year. South Carolina's Chris Silva and Texas A&M's Robert Williams were co-defensive players of the year.