Tolbert, Prowell lift Auburn over No. 22 Tennessee
Auburn, AL (Sports Network) – Frank Tolbert poured in 24 points and Quan
Prowell added 21 points and eight rebounds as Auburn rattled off 18
consecutive points in the second half to topple 22nd-ranked Tennessee, 83-80.
Rasheem Barrett contributed 11 points and eight boards for the Tigers (12-7,
2-2 SEC), who ended a 15-game losing streak against ranked opponents.
Chris Lofton scored 22 points, Ramar Smith 19 and JaJuan Smith 16 for the
Volunteers (13-5, 1-2), who have lost their last three games by a combined six
The Volunteers led 38-29 at the break and, after an 8-0 run, led 66-52 midway
through the second half before Auburn finally caught fire.
Tolbert and Barrett got things going with two straight baskets before Quantez
Robertson’s three brought the Tigers within 66-59. Then, after a jumper and
layup by Prowell, Barrett’s three-point play tied the game at 66-66 with 5:07
left in the second.
Prowell’s subsequent trey gave Auburn the lead and Josh Dollard’s free throw
capped the run, giving the Tigers a 70-66 lead with 3:30 remaining.
Dane Bradshaw’s layup brought Tennessee within 78-75 with 21.7 seconds
remaining, but Prowell converted four straight free throws to ice the game.
Prowell’s latter two attempts from the charity stripe came as a result of a
technical foul on Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl.
Robertson finished with nine points, while Dollard had seven points and nine
boards for Auburn…Bradshaw ended with nine points, seven assists and five
rebounds for Tennessee…All 12 of Auburn’s wins have come at home this