NASHVILLE – The No. 12 (No. 4 seeded) Auburn Tigers picked up a dominant 86-55 win over the No. 15 (No. 5 seeded) South Carolina Gamecocks in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament.

Auburn maintained control throughout the game on the way to its first SEC Tournament victory in five years.

What are the biggest takeaways from the game?

Auburn had a lot of contributors on the offensive end

The Tigers shared the ball in this game and had a lot of offensive production as a result.

Auburn had three players score in double-figures and six more score at least five points.

On the other hand, B.J. Mack did not receive much help from his teammates when it came to scoring, and South Carolina struggled as a result.

Auburn took care of the ball

The Tigers turned the ball over only four times, which led to only two points for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina turned the ball over nine times, which led to 17 points for Auburn.

It is hard to come out on top if you are unable to take care of the ball, and Auburn took that to heart in this game.

Johni Broome did what he does

Auburn's 6-foot-10 forward has been a significant part of its success this season and today was no different.

Broome led all scorers and rebounders with 18 and 10 respectively. He also shot 6-14 from the field and had three assists.

When Broome is on, Auburn becomes one of the best teams in the country. 

Auburn got the ball inside

The Tigers did not have their best day shooting, particularly from 3-point range.

Auburn made up for its off-performance by focusing on getting the ball inside and taking as many high-percentage shots as possible.

Having alternative methods of putting points on the board when the deep ball is not falling is one of the most valuable strengths that this team possesses.

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