Auburn downs No. 25 Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL (Sports Network) – Korvotney Barber and Quan Prowell each
scored 17 points, and Barber added 10 rebounds to lead Auburn over 25th-ranked
Alabama, 86-77, at Coleman Coliseum.
Frank Tolbert chipped in with 12 points for Auburn (16-13, 6-8 SEC), which has
won two straight following a four-game slide. Josh Dollard also finished with
10 points for the Tigers, who shot 53.7 percent in the contest.
Richard Hendrix had 17 points and finished with 13 rebounds for Alabama
(19-9, 6-8), which has lost five of nine since falling at Auburn, 81-57, on
January 23. Mikhail Torrance and Mykal Riley had 14 and 13 points respectively
for the Tigers, while Jermareo Davidson scored 13 points and Alonzo Gee added
The lead changed hands several times in the early going, and Torrance’s trey
tied the game, 18-18, at 10:18 in the first half. Auburn then surged ahead, as
Kelvin Lewis connected on a shot from beyond the arc, igniting a 10-3 run by
Dollard capped the spurt with a dunk, as Auburn held its largest lead of the
half, 28-21, at 7:11.
Alabama, however, responded with a 9-4 spurt and trailed by two, 32-30, with
3:45 remaining until the break.
Auburn led 38-34 at intermission.
The Tigers opened the second half with a 10-4 run, capped by DeWayne Reed’s
layup at 17:06, good for a 48-38 Auburn lead. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile,
continued their struggle at the other end and made just five shots from the
floor in nearly seven minutes.
Demetrius Jemison’s layup momentarily stopped the bleeding for Alabama, which
trailed 59-44 at 13:02. The Auburn lead, however, ballooned to 63-46 at 11:05.
The Crimson Tide continued to chip away at their deficit, as an 11-0 spurt
brought them within nine, 68-61, with 4:41 remaining in the contest.
Alabama then wilted down the stretch. After Gee’s three-point jumper made it
74-68 at 1:29, the Tide made just one more bucket from the floor and limped to
The game was the second of two regular season meetings between Alabama and
Auburn. The Tigers also won the first matchup, 81-57, in Auburn on January
23…The contest marked the 135th meeting between the two schools. Alabama
leads the series, 83-52…Auburn won at Coleman Coliseum for the first time