Auburn Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 4-star forward Chuma Okeke commits to Auburn, Tigers now have No. 1 basketball class

    Alabama "Auburn added its third impact recruit in the class of 2017 as forward Chuma Okeke pledged to the Tigers, according to multiple reports. Okeke, a 6-foot-7, 225-pound forward from Westlake High School in Fairburn, Ga., is the nation's No. 57 overall recruit and No. 7 player in Georgia according..." July 25