AUBURN – The Auburn Tigers improved to 9-2 when they beat the Alabama State Hornets 82-62 on Friday night inside Neville Arena.

What are the main things to take away from Auburn's third-to-last non-conference game?

KD Johnson had a big game

Despite only being the team's third-highest scorer in the game, it was still a night to remember for Auburn guard KD Johnson.

Johnson scored 13 points, shot 3-6 from the field, 3-5 from three-point range, grabbed two rebounds and forced two steals.

Most importantly, Johnson scored the 1,000th point of his collegiate career.

Jaylin Williams took over

Williams led Auburn in scoring with 20 points. He also shot 7-10 from the field and grabbed three rebounds.

It was also a historic night for Williams as he also scored the 1,000th point of his career.

Auburn struggled from 3-point range

Auburn shot 6-24, or 25%, from beyond the arc.

Johnson hit three of Auburn's 3-pointers, two came from freshman guard Aden Holloway and sophomore guard Tre Donaldson hit the other.

Auburn had been producing better results from deep but regressed in this game. The Tigers will need to get more consistent in that area before conference play begins.

Auburn turned the ball over too much

Auburn turned the ball over 19 times, which led to 12 points for Alabama State.

The Tigers need to see improvement in this area.

Auburn returns to action on December 30, when it takes on Tennessee-Chattanooga at home. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT, and the broadcast will be available on SEC Network.

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