Auburn Rumors & News

  • Auburn pulls away from Alabama in second half

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman center Greg Wiley scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and freshman guard Mustapha Heron ignited a late surge as Auburn pulled away from Alabama for a big 84-64 SEC win on Saturday at Auburn, Ala. After being held to just one point in the first half, Heron heated up in the..." January 21

  • Pearl wins 500th game as Auburn tops LSU

    The Sports Xchange "Auburn coach Bruce Pearl won his 500th career game as his club held off visiting LSU 78-74 victory Wednesday at Auburn (Ala.) Arena. Freshman guard Mustapha Heron and senior guard T.J. Dunans each scored 12 points to lead four Auburn starters in double figures. LSU (9-8, 1-5 SEC) lost..." January 18

  • Fresno State secures transfer from former Auburn commit New Williams

    Fanrag Sports "The Fresno State Bulldogs have secured a transfer from former Auburn Tiger New Williams, FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein reports. Williams was granted a release from his scholarship back in December as he was allowed to pursue the opportunity to transfer. As a freshman last season, he averaged..." January 17

  • Freshman duo of Monk, Adebayo lead Kentucky to win

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 6-ranked Kentucky (15-2, 5-0) maintained its hold on first place in the Southeastern Conference on Saturday with a 92-72 victory over Auburn (11-6, 1-4). "We challenged them, but we never really threatened them," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "Kentucky is a great team..." January 14

  • Heron's late surge helps Auburn upend Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Mustapha Heron overcame a slow start to score 16 points, and Auburn snapped a three-game slide with a 77-72 road win over Missouri on Tuesday in a battle of struggling SEC teams at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo. Heron missed his first nine field-goal attempts, but hit a..." January 10

  • Ole Miss continues to baffle Auburn with 88-85 win

    The Sports Xchange "Sebastian Saiz posted his sixth straight double-double and Ole Miss rallied past Auburn in the second half for an 88-85 win on Saturday at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala. Saiz finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds and junior guard Deandre Burnett added 18 points for the Rebels (10-5, 1-2..." January 07

  • Fisher-Davis powers Vanderbilt past Auburn

    The Sports Xchange "Vanderbilt guard Matthew Fisher-Davis set a career high with 33 points as the Commodores cruised by Auburn 80-61 at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday night for their 13th straight victory over the Tigers. The game was never close as Fisher-Davis put Auburn away early,..." January 04

  • Maten, Frazier power Georgia past Auburn

    The Sports Xchange "Georgia's star tandem of Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier combined for 58 points and the Bulldogs withstood an early 3-point barrage by Auburn and rallied past the Tigers in the second half for a 96-84 victory Wednesday at Auburn, Ala. Maten finished with 31 points, his third 30-point..." December 29

  • Harper leads Auburn past UConn in OT

    The Sports Xchange "HARTFORD, Conn. -- Freshman guard Jared Harper scored a game-high 22 points, including a go-ahead layup with 27 seconds left in overtime as Auburn survived a late run by Connecticut for a 70-67 victory at XL Center on Friday afternoon. Harper's layup came after freshman forward Danjel..." December 23

  • Auburn starts 4 freshman in win vs. Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "Jared Harper and T.J. Dunans scored 21 points each as Auburn beat Oklahoma 74-70 at Mohegan Sun Arena on Wednesday night. Dunans' total was a career high while Harper's tied his previous-best mark. Mustapha Heron added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Auburn started four..." December 22

  • Auburn edges Mercer on 3-pointer as time expires

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard T.J. Dunans hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift Auburn past visiting Mercer 76-74 Sunday at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala. Dunans was called for goaltending seconds before his big shot, which allowed Mercer to take a one-point lead after Ria'n Holland converted a three-point..." December 18

  • 5-star C Austin Wiley to play Sunday after enrolling early at Auburn

    ESPN "Five-star center Austin Wiley has enrolled early at Auburn and is eligible to play immediately. Wiley has already started practicing with the Tigers and will play against Mercer on Sunday. "I am extremely excited to announce that Austin Wiley has been deemed a qualifier by the NCAA and has..." December 17

  • Short-handed Auburn smashes Coastal Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "The arrest-related suspensions of two starters didn't prevent Auburn from rolling to an emphatic 117-72 victory over Coastal Carolina on Thursday night at Auburn Arena in Auburn, Ala. Danjel Purifoy had a career-high-tying 27 points and seven rebounds for Auburn (7-2). The freshman forward..." December 16

  • Horace Spencer & Bryce Brown suspended for misdemeanor possession

    Montgomery Advertiser "Two starters on the Auburn men’s basketball team have been suspended. Sophomore forward Horace Spencer and sophomore guard Bryce Brown have been suspended for Thursday night’s game against Coastal Carolina after being arrested for misdemeanor possession. Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl..." December 15

  • Boston College tips Auburn in last second

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman big man Nik Popovic converted an offensive rebound with two-tenths of a second left to give Boston College a 72-71 upset of Auburn in the opener of the Under Armour "Reunion" doubleheader at Madison Square Garden in New York on Monday night. Popovic followed a missed drive by fellow..." December 12

  • Harper's first-half surge powers Auburn past UAB

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Jared Harper highlighted his career-high 21-point performance with five first-half 3-pointers as Auburn beat Alabama-Birmingham, 74-70, on Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala. Freshman forward Danjel Purifoy added 16 points, and freshman forward Mustapha Heron finished..." December 03

  • Auburn rebuffs South Carolina Upstate

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Mustapha Heron scored 23 points, including two late free throws to squash a rally by South Carolina Upstate, and Auburn held on for a 90-83 victory Tuesday in Auburn, Ala. The Tigers (5-1) led by 10 at halftime and were up 67-51 midway through the second half, but had trouble..." November 29

  • Auburn knocks off Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Auburn scored the first four points of the game and never trailed in knocking off Texas Tech 67-65 in the first round of the Cancun Challenge on Tuesday -- but it had to hang on to survive a furious Tech comeback to do so. The Tigers, which start three freshmen and two sophomores, led 38-23..." November 22

  • Auburn shakes off Eastern Kentucky

    The Sports Xchange "Auburn used a 26-8 run at the midway point of the second half to pull away from Eastern Kentucky and win 85-64 Thursday night at Auburn, Ala. The Tigers led just 50-48 with 13:00 remaining before the big run. Mustapha Heron keyed the run for the Tigers and finished with 24 points,..." November 18

  • Auburn uses strong second half to beat Georgia State

    The Sports Xchange "Danjel Purifoy and Jared Harper each had 19 points and Auburn used a strong second half to beat Georgia State 83-65 in a Cancun Classic game at Auburn on Monday. Horace Spencer added 12 points on 5-for-7 shooting for the Tigers (2-0), who outscored the Panthers 48-35 over the last 20 minutes..." November 15

  • Auburns claims 83-66 win over North Florida

    The Sports Xchange "Auburn sophomore guard Bryce Brown scored 19 points and got double-figure support from three freshmen as the Tigers hung on for an 83-66 victory over North Florida on Friday night at Auburn Arena. Forward Danjel Purifoy scored 14 points and guards Mustapha Heron -- Auburn's first five-star..." November 12

  • Auburn signs most heralded basketball recruiting class in program history

    Alabama "Nearly 14 months after he committed, Austin Wiley signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Auburn, where he'll be the cornerstone of the most heralded recruiting class in program history. Wiley, a five-star prospect, is one of the most highly-touted and important recruits in program..." November 10

  • Auburn to honor Charles Barkley with statue

    Alabama "Charles Barkley will soon have a statue built in his honor outside Auburn Arena on the Plains. "It just means a great deal to me," Barkley said in a statement. "Being a kid from Alabama, going to Auburn. I think everybody knows what Auburn means to me. It's going to be pretty cool." The news..." October 23

  • Auburn adds 4-star PF E.J. Montgomery to 2018 class

    Montgomery Advertiser "Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has now secured verbal commitments from five-star players in three recruiting classes in a row. At one point in the recruiting process, Auburn men’s basketball has now had the highest ranked committed prospects in the 2016, 2017 and 2018 classes. Auburn signed..." September 23

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